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Joan Howlett, Pastoral Carer, Uniting Church Soup Kitchen, and Major Juliea Metcher, The Salvos, would be grateful of any food stuff donations including tinned goods, UHT milks, noodles etc this Easter. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Joan Howlett, Pastoral Carer, Uniting Church Soup Kitchen, and Major Juliea Metcher, The Salvos, would be grateful of any food stuff donations including tinned goods, UHT milks, noodles etc this Easter. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate Rob Wright

POTS and pans and food and cans - that's what the team at the Uniting Church Soup Kitchen is hoping for this Easter.

Without government funding, this hardworking group only continues to cook, thanks to community support. And numbers are up - last month 940 diners (including 11 children) sat at a soup kitchen table, so the pantry needs restocking.

"We used to serve just soup and sandwiches but now offer hot meals up to three days a week," pastoral care worker Joan Howlett said. "Whatever comes in, we will turn into dinners. At the moment, it's chokos - chokos are about the only thing we have plenty of. Just come around to the back door and knock, whatever you can give will end up on a plate or frozen for later use."

Ring-pull cans of food are also wanted, as diners can take these away without worrying about where to get a can opener and you can also help by dropping off your unwanted kitchen pots.

"We're always looking for frying pans and saucepans, anything that can go on a barbecue can be used by our diners," Joan said.

The Uniting Church Soup Kitchen is open 9am-2pm Monday to Friday next to the Lifeline Opportunity shop, down from the Big W carpark.

Joan said the group offered free cuppas with Anzac biscuits on Anzac Day for the whole community.

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