Funds raised by the monthly community market in the Millicent parklands on Saturday will benefit a local outreach group.
At the invitation of Wattle Range Council, Millicent Shares a Plate pocketed the fees from the 17 stallholders as well as ran the barbecue and undertook some staging chores.
Group spokesperson Megan Brennan said the group was growing from strength-to-strength.
“We have also recently received $1000 in sponsorship from Klas-Bilt and $1500 from South East Property Sales and Management and realestate.com.au to buy food and utensils,” Ms Brennan said.
The Millicent Shares a Plate group provides around 50 meals for community members in need at the Millicent IGA supermarket each Thursday.
A variety of meals are prepared each week by teams of volunteer cooks in the new commercial kitchen at the RSL war memorial clubrooms in Millicent.
“We are finding that 95-100% of our meals have been taken,” Ms Brennan said.
This community outreach act is in addition to the 60 free meals which are provided each Monday night at this venue by supermarket manager and New Heaven restaurant chef Sukhi Dhaliwal.
Millicent Shares a Plate was formed in mid-2021 and comprises dozens of volunteers from Millicent and district.
The market was rescheduled to coincide with the Anzac Day holiday long weekend and a home game for Millicent footballers and netballers.
Wattle Range Council will stage the next monthly community market in Millicent on May 21 and this is the same day as the Federal Election.