Cash rolls in to feed poor

THANKS to an $11,000 Community Building Partnership grant, Humanity Matters Inc youth outreach food truck has now become fully operational and can help more marginalised communities in Bankstown.

Improvements include a new three-door stainless steel fridge/bench with built in cash register, two deep fryers, a new hotplate with grill, a hand wash station, a stainless steel service bench, new flooring, truck bodywork fixed, upgrade of locks and security and upgrade of gas and towing connections.
The grant also funded a mural wrapped around the food truck to increase visibility.
State MP for Bankstown, Tania Mihailuk, who had supported the funding efforts, officially launched the freshly upgraded food truck last week.
“I am delighted to have supported Humanity Matters in funding these crucial upgrades so they can continue to provide the valuable services they offer in engaging with our youth,” she said.
Humanity Matters CEO Mary Malak said the grant has helped them increase their capabilities and deliver so much more.
This year’s Community Building Partnership grant applications are open from September 2-27, with successful projects to be announced in March. More info at