Support Us

How Could You Help?

There are many ways;

Donate Funds

We accept once off or regular donations through our online platform. Donate online now.

Donate Food

Organise a food drive with your school, group or business – non perishable items (see below are always needed)

Become A Volunteer

Volunteering with us is a great way to give back to the community and make a difference. We look forward to having you on our team!

Hold Function

Hold a function, mufti day at school or work to raise funds. – If you need any ideas or help our Secretary is happy to assist to get you going.

Adopt School

Adopt a school for a month the cost is $700 – we are happy to chat further on ideas for involvement.

Hold Corporate Day

We have space for up to 10-12 only (it’s a small kitchen) you can cook, pack hampers, clean, tend to vegetable garden it’s a great team exercise for bonding and giving back. We hold these in the afternoons from 2-5pm. We do ask for a small donation towards our food and are happy to discuss options or needs as they vary depending on our current finances.

Ideas for food and supplies needed regularly;

  • Pasta/rice/grains/sauces/ beans/soups/instant noodles
  • Beetroot/corn/vegetables/spaghetti/tin tomato/ spices for cooking
  • Wraps/bread/ desserts fresh and that can be frozen
  • Tea/coffee/sugar/ Long life milk/fresh milk
  • Cordials/drinks/poppers/juices and water bottles that can be given and then refilled
  • Cereals/porridge/pancake mix
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Poultry/meats to cook our meals especially mince/sausages and casserole meats
  • Cleaning products/washing up/scourers/paper towel, glad wrap/foil/glad lunch bags

Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on dedicated volunteers to keep our kitchen running and maintain our mission of “everyone pitches in.” The work involves various tasks, including washing dishes, wiping counters, cleaning the dining area, washing food, chopping and preparing ingredients, and general cooking duties. 

Our volunteer shifts run from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Whether you can help one day a week, every other week, or once a month, we’ll work with you to find the right schedule. 

We also offer shifts on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 4:30/5:00 pm to prepare food for local schools.

To learn more or sign up, please contact Cathy Craig at 02 4721 1444 (between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday).

We also need volunteers to help with other tasks, such as picking up food items from schools after their food drives and collecting goods from local businesses like Sargent Pies and Bunnings. If you have your own transportation, we can provide a petrol voucher, thanks to a government grant. The Lions Club also hosts shopping centre food drives, and we often need volunteers to assist with collection.

Additionally, we have a vegetable garden that requires regular maintenance. If you enjoy gardening and would like to contribute in this way, please contact Cathy to learn more.

Our Events

#ProjectWarmth Winter Appeal Please help keep our Penrith homeless and underprivileged community warm this winter!
Join Penrith Community Kitchen every year to host a luncheon to feed, nurture and reignite the Christmas spirit into the hearts of individuals, families and children that otherwise would have missed out.