The Gunnedah CWA branch has 43 proud members ranging in age from 40 to 90 who service a population of almost 8,000 by producing meals and catering for community groups including the Red Cross, Meals On Wheels and for rural workers affected by drought and other hardship. As a Foundation, we recognised that this branch was in desperate need for a new kitchen as their existing kitchen no longer met the government food standards and they were close to closing it’s doors. We saw the amazing work that these ladies do for their community and how many families and lives they impact and we wanted to help them help others.
The kitchen was named in the memory of Doreen Baker, a member of the Gunnedah CWA, despite being blind published a cookbook. We, with permission from her family, recreated a version of the book and each person who attended the high tea took one home.
To open the new kitchen we hosted a High Tea where the ladies of the branch baked up a storm and I sampled one of everything! The scones were an absolute highlight!
We are so proud to be a part of this project and want to say a huge thank you to Freedom Kitchens for their generous donation of the kitchen.
Kitchen Before Shot