$30,000 donation beefs up lunch program

100+ Women add heat to Rainbow Kitchen

  • Jun. 30, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Alocal society dedicated to feeding low-income people in Victoria has received a significant donation that will help get them through most of the year.

The 100+ Women Who Care Victoria, a group that meets four times a year to raise money for community causes, donated $30,000 to the Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society on Friday.

The organization serves hot lunches to more than 125 people daily (mainly street youth, seniors on low incomes, single parents, pre-school children, the unemployed and individuals on disability pension), Monday to Friday throughout the year.

The donation will help the kitchen buy produce and protein that has been missing in the meals served due to lack of funding.

For the last 14 years, the Rainbow Kitchen has been running on an annual operating budget of $78,000 and more than 200 volunteers.