More than 400 bags of free food and groceries were distributed on Saturday 23 May to local residents of Riverwood doing it tough and facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.

Dedicated volunteers from the Canterbury Bankstown Harmony Group and Riverwood Community Centre along with local federal and state politicians, including Tony Burke MP and Jihad Dib MP, came together to help with handing out free food kits at Riverwood Community Centre.

“Congratulations to all our local volunteers for making this program a huge success in helping our residents in need,” the coordinator and the initiator of the program Khodr Saleh OAM said.

Khodr Saleh OAM helping a senior citizen in Riverwood.

“These distributions have brought our community closer together and an exemplar of the essential work that we can carry out to keep our community spirit high and to help our local residents during the pandemic,” Mr Saleh further added.