Canterbury directors give a helping hand

Posted on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Canterbury League Club is following up on their recent $50,000 donation to local Punchbowl group, Maronites on Mission, by providing meals and staff volunteers to feed the homeless in the city every month.

For the second food run, Canterbury Chairman Dr George Peponis, Director Ray Dib and his wife, CEO Dave Brace, General Managers of Marketing Greg Bygraves and General Manager of Human Resources Karen Edwards jumped in and volunteered to feed over 160 hot meals, sandwices, snacks, fruits and beverages. They also spent some time mingling and talking with the patrons at the two food sites in Woolloomooloo and Martin Place.

The hot meal of the night was teriyaki beef on a bed of stir-fried vegetables and jasmine rice which was prepared by Canterbury Head Chef, Kamal Mudunkothge, and his team prior to the food run.

In 2013, Canterbury provided a $30,000 donation to help Maronites purchase their first food van but since then, their services have grown so much that Maronites saw a need for a second van to continue expanding their community services. The second van will have proper heating equipment installed to keep food warm throughout their food runs as well as more storage spaces.