Over 500 meals cooked every week for people in the Toowoomba community who are homeless and at risk of homelessness Tony’s Community Kitchen (TCK) is unique in Toowoomba as it is the only service that provides meals 365 days of the year to any person in need.
From the 1st of July when we move to our new premises at 174a James Street, TCK will be the only service in Toowoomba that is able to provide shower and laundry facilities, 365 days of the year and some undercover seating so our friends can come and sit and share a meal in comfort and out of the elements of the weather.
It costs us $260 a day to run the kitchen, these costs include Rent, Electricity and Insurance so we are asking Toowoomba businesses and families for support and to ‘Sponsor a $260 Day for TCK’.
Each day it takes up to 50 volunteers who cook, serve meals and pick up bakery and grocery donations… so for people who are wanting to donate, they know that 100% of what they donate, will go direct to those in need and have a huge impact. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Any one night we can see between 80 to 100 people who call in for a hot meal. A simple fact is that without our service people and families with children would go hungry. Since Covid and the decrease in government funding, we are seeing more older people, and more families who are paying exorbitant amounts for short term accommodation, which leaves little or no money left over for food.
So we have a greater number of people coming to us for groceries to get them through the week. If you would like to donate, please go to www.tonyscommunity.org.au and click on the Donate Now button. Please leave your name/business name as the Reference as we would love to give you a shout out!