The Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre (LINC) has received support from the NSW Government to continue the delivery of their important social services support to vulnerable people.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole today announced that a $100,000 grant would be heading to LINC as targeted financial relief for the organisation.
Mr Toole said LINC offers a range of services to the local community, including the very popular Second Bite Food Service which is available from 12.30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Second Bite program is run with the help of local partners Coles, Food Rescue, ALDI, Woolworths, Food Rescue Central West, Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre, Hawkesbury Outreach Community Services, Food Pantry – Anglicare, Lithgow City Council and Lithgow Place Plan.
“The NSW Government has provided funding to LINC as part of its $50 million Social Sector Support Fund,” he said.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the program would assist organisations to retain jobs, meet emergency needs and secure business continuity.
“The social services sector in NSW is incredibly diverse and includes organisations working across child and family services, domestic violence, homelessness, housing, and disability support,” Mr Henskens said.
“It will help ease the financial burden as we transition out of COVID-19 restrictions and ensure organisations can adapt to unexpected changes and maintain continuity of the important services they deliver.”