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Coordinator Beatrice Gray and cook Sarah Gent in the kitchen of the Ballina Hot Meal Centre. Photo David Lowe.

Col Lee from the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond said the Ballina Hot Meal Centre is going to re-open to the public today (Tuesday 12 January), after volunteers had a two week break for Christmas.

‘That’s just growing and growing since the original story we did with Echonetdaily,’ said Mr Lee. ‘Some days with takeaways they’re doing over 200 meals, so it’s a vital facility in town.’

Acknowledging its important role in the community, the Ballina Hot Meal Centre has just received DGR status from the government.

‘That means anybody wanting to make a donation over $2, that money is tax deductible,’ said Mr Lee.

‘Because the Hot Meal Centre has DGR status we can now go on and purchase other equipment. At the moment we’re putting in a new stove, which will be more efficient and easier for our volunteers to use.’

Mr Lee said the Centre had recently received a generous $1200 donation from McGraths Real Estate, teaming up with All Pest Solutions in Ballina.

Anyone wanting to make a donation can contact the Ballina Hot Meal Centre directly or get in touch with Col Lee. Phone 0417 862 602 or email [email protected]


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