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Community Feast brings locals together

8 June 2021

MercyCare’s free community-led Community Feast series has been a hit among local residents.

There was a great turnout to all three workshops held as part of MercyCare’s free community-led Community Feast series, which invites local residents to experience culture through food and connect with others in their neighbourhood.

Community Feast is part of MercyCare's Community Exchange program in partnership with the City of Swan and the City of Wanneroo, which is all about supporting local communities to be places where people are connected and help each other.

The first event was held on Thursday May 27 at Pasta in the Valley in Caversham, where locals were invited to join a pasta-making workshop hosted by the restaurant's head chefs, James and Rob.  

"They demonstrated how to make pasta and gnocchi, then we got to have a turn," says MercyCare Project Officer Naomi Blitz.  

"Residents also helped each other out by pouring in the pasta ingredients."

Naomi says it was a lively event that attracted a mixture of adults and children. 

"Lots of laughter and joy was shared over dinner as everyone was taste testing the menu," she says. 

The second workshop gave locals in Dayton a taste of Bollywood as people were encouraged to take part in a colourful Bollywood dance class, while Bennett Springs locals also turned out in their droves to try their hand at making dumplings during the Chinese Dumpling Festival, which concluded the Community Feast series. 

Read more about our Community Exchange program here: https://www.mercycare.com.au/.../commu.../community-exchange

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