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Today we were delighted to present over $25,000 to the recipients of the Feed Ballarat Grants Round 1. We were hosted by Ballarat Community Health in Lucas and joined by guests from various charitable agencies from the Ballarat area, for the presentation and a morning tea to follow.

Funds for this grant program will be distributed between the following well deserved charitable programs in the area for food security: Meals For Change, Uniting; Phoenix Breakfast Club, Hilltop Church; Community Cooking Demonstration, Ballarat Community Health; Our Kitchen Community Dinners Project, Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre and Sustainable Garden, Pinarc the Bonshaw Disability Support. These programs will ensure that different target groups in Ballarat will receive education on healthy food and cooking, and social opportunities as well as access to food.

We are so appreciative of the many passionate people who organise and maintain these programs. The people of Ballarat are fortunate to have such caring and enthusiastic members of the community. We were very proud to be able help these groups and programs to continue with the great work they do.

Round 2 of the Feed Ballarat Grants will open in September.