3000 meal milestone smashed

Mount Alexander Shire’s Community Pantry volunteers smashed their 3000th meal milestone last week for needy community members impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Bendigo Federal MP Lisa Chesters stopped into visit with volunteers at the Castlemaine Church of Christ on Tuesday this week as they whipped up their latest batch of tasty meals and hampers of essential goods.
Ms Chesters thanked the volunteers which span across a range of community groups and organisations for their tireless efforts to support the vulnerable during the pandemic.

Castlemaine Church of Christ pastor Dave Tolputt said they have been honoured to play host to the community initiative and it has been a wonderful success.
Mr Tolputt said 13 agencies were involved in the pantry initiative including Castlemaine Community House and volunteers from Nalderun, Castlemaine Church of Christ, The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and the wider community. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.