Pathfinders Day 3: Pumpkin Run in Taree

Day three of the Pumpkin Run brought our enthusiastic team to Taree, where they joined forces with the CatholicCare Community Kitchen. Arriving early, the volunteers were eager to get to work, peeling and chopping fresh pumpkins to prepare lunch for over 70 locals who rely on the Community Kitchen for meals and basic supplies.

Speaking with Meg Norling from the Community Kitchen, she shared the positive impact of having young volunteers involved: “Our diners are thrilled to see and have young people serving them lunch. It’s the fresh faces and the fact that the young people want to be here and give back to the community. Having them here really promotes a sense of community, which is so important. Pathfinders is providing a fantastic opportunity for young people to experience the joy of giving back, and that is really valuable.”

The day saw a large turnout, with the team spending the morning in the kitchen, helping to prepare and serve lunch. Our young people didn’t just stop at serving food, they also took the time to share a meal and engage in meaningful conversations with the locals, fostering a deeper sense of connection and community.

After a successful day in Taree, the team is gearing up for their next stop. Tomorrow, they will head to Newcastle to assist at the Soul Hub Café.

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