News Release

"The Dish" - A United Effort

Members from the Normanhurst Ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have joined with volunteers from the St. John’s Uniting Church in Wahroonga to support the local soup van called the “The Dish”. 

The Dish has been operating in the Hornsby area since 2003, and each week they serve a nourishing three-course meal to those who come. Local businesses have helped in donating fresh fruit, vegetables and bread rolls and members of the wider community assist in the preparation of these meals.

 The Dish is a broad ecumenical effort with volunteers from other churches in the area, including Waitara Adventist, Hornsby Uniting, Cathedral of Our Lady, Waitara, Bobbin Head Anglican Church, Bible Study groups, Turramurra Uniting Church, Thornleigh Chinese and Australian Baptist Church and Thornleigh Community Baptist Church.

Chris DeGraaf from St. John’s Uniting Church Wahroonga extended his gratitude to the Normanhurst youth for providing and serving a healthy meal that would be eaten at home with family around a dining table'. "I have been involved in The Dish service for some time, and seeing people from your church in Normanhurst, and the array of different and healthy hot foods and a dessert to finish the evening was very heart-warming'" he gratiously remarked.

Normanhurst Ward Young Women leader Madelyn Stone, who helped in coordinating the interfaith activity said, "It's our commitment to help support the efforts of the Dish's work as it provides hungry Australians with food, hope, and dignity every day”.

The Normanhurst Ward intends to continue working with The Dish in rendering service to their local community.

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