Hansard Extract – Members Statement – 16 March 2021

Mr HODGETT: On another matter, I wish to bring the Dining Room Mission in Croydon to the attention of the house. The Dining Room Mission is an organisation that supports disadvantaged members of the community and has been doing so since 2005. It provides nutritious meals for those who are struggling and offers additional services such as a free clothes market. The Dining Room Mission is staffed by generous volunteers and provides its meals for free. The organisation is in need of funding to continue to offer these services to the community. 2020 was a tough year, and unfortunately the tough times are not over for many. Many people are still without jobs and turn to the Dining Room Mission for meals. Like many other organisations providing support to the community, the Dining Room Mission had to adapt its services but continued to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic to help an increased number of people. Organisations like the Dining Room Mission that go above and beyond to give back to the community must be supported.