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All smiles behind the mask after a generous donation to the Scone Community Pantry

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The Scone Community Pantry as received a generous cash donation among various products for their hampers.

Malabar Resources donated $500 in cash towards the Pantry and organised bags of food that will be dispersed to vulnerable community members.

"We are very excited and very thankful," said Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre's Lee Watts.

"We were very excited to hear from Malabar resources and they were happy to donate $500 towards our Scone Community Pantry.

"As well as that they also got together and organised bags of food that would be able to be put into our hampers and be delivered to our most vulnerable," she said.

The welcome donation comes after major fundraisers hosted by the SNRC were cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

"We had to cancel our major fundraiser which was Christmas in the Park.

"We do two fundraisers a year and our other one had already been cancelled.

"So I was just looking to see if anyone could support us and they came through and were happy to donate 500 and support our pantry," Ms Watts said.

However, the current eased restrictions introduced into the Upper Hunter has allowed for the Scone Community Pantry and the SNRC to jump-start their services.

"Everything is back up and running and one of the good things is that we can now provide all the services.

"We also provide to the wider community as well as vulnerable people in our community.

"Our wider community often access programs that we generate income through.

"All that income certainly goes back into more programs so we're able to do that," she said.

Image: Scone Community Pantry