Sunnyfield Gunnedah has received a boost today in the form of a $2000 funding grant.
The funding announcement was made today at Sunnyfields base on Stock Road in Gunnedah by Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson and Minster for Disability Services, Ray Williams.
The funding will go toward Sunnyfield’s ‘Laying Chooks Program’ which will see the construction of a new chicken coop at the facility.
Sunnyfield Regional Manager New England North West Ada Maughan said the funding will make a wonderful impact helping locals learn about sustainability and appreciating fresh ingredients.
“This funding will help people with disability in Gunnedah to continue to develop life skills, explore new and exciting healthy eating options and take part in cultivating fresh produce,” Ms Maughan said.
“Sunnyfield is extremely grateful for this funding, which will create hours of interest for clients.”
Mr Anderson said the program will provide people with disability an accessible chicken house where they can accommodate chickens and use their eggs to learn how to prepare meals.
“People with disability who will benefit from this service are very enthusiastic about the laying chooks program,” Mr Anderson said.
Mr Williams praised the initiative and the effort Sunnyside had put into the program.
“I’m impressed with Sunnyfield’s effort to provide people with disability the opportunity to learn how to cook fresh and nutritious meals straight from their garden,” Mr Williams said.