Slice of Life Australia Cooking up a Storm

Jan 21, 2013 by

With its donation of $1,000, Slice of Life Australia (SOLA) has upgraded and replaced kitchen equipment, as well as crockery and cutlery and many other items including saucepans, chopping boards, knives, muffin trays and a sandwich press, to improve its Shoalhaven operation.

“Our staff widely represent the disability community; all items will greatly assist us in training and food preparation. A big thankyou to you for encouraging our staff and customers with your support,” said the Managing Director of  Slice of Life Australia, Karen Anstiss.

Slice of Life Australia is a not for profit organisation providing employment, training and support for people with disabilities in hospitality and catering. The entire concept of SOLA is that “regardless of your ability you have something to give and within our environment you can safely learn and grow, gaining self esteem, confidence and a place within your community,” Karen explained.

SOLA currently employs 20 people in various part time positions, 15 of these employees have a disability including intellectual, hearing impaired, physical/emotional, and medical. There are also 9 long term volunteersthat include five people with a disability. Karen’s future vision for SOLA is that it continues to grow and flourish providing as many opportunities as possible for disadvantaged people within the Shoalhaven and beyond.