Canterbury League Club has been recognised in the 2016 ClubsNSW Clubs & Community Awards for their homeless food runs with local Punchbowl group, Maronites on Mission (MoM).
Since mid-2015 Canterbury staff have been volunteering their time, once a month, to go out in the Maronite food van to help distribute over 150 hot meals, sandwiches, drinks, snacks and fruits to two locations in the city.
“We feel very honoured to be a finalist for this prestigious award; thank you to ClubsNSW for this opportunity. It is a privilege to be considered together with other wonderful projects from other club finalists – we wish the best of luck to everyone,” said Dave Brace, CEO of Canterbury League Club.
The Awards pay tribute to the valuable contribution NSW clubs make to their local area and community in a range of categories including arts and culture, education, environment, emergency services, health, youth leadership, amateur sport and disability, welfare and social inclusion.
“One of the most important facets of the homeless runs is that Canterbury staff get to mingle with MoM clients in between handing out food – this interaction is just as important as the meals as it provides a human link to a group of people that might feel socially isolated,” said Dave.
The winner will be announced at the official awards ceremony on May 6 at the Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park.