The Narrogin branch of the CWA opened its doors at 4pm on August 11 during National Homelessness Week to offer hot meals and hope to those in need at the group’s second soup kitchen event. “It’s good to give,” branch president Joan Porter said. “If we have another success this evening we’ll have some more, we’d like to do it regularly.” About 40 people attended the group’s first soup kitchen in July prompting them to cater for about 70 at the second. “Last time we ran the kitchen on a Saturday morning — it was raining and people loved the warm soup,” Ms Potter said. “We thought this time we’d run it in the evening so that people finishing work or sport or even just walking around can come in and have some tea.” Pea and ham, pumpkin and chicken soups and a generous round of curried egg sandwiches were made by association members and Ms Porter was pleased to report that the Narrogin CWA branch is going strong. “We’re attracting new members and it’s fabulous, we share a wonderful friendship,” she said. “If someone goes to hospital we send them flowers and visit them — we all look after one another.” Ms Porter said the success of the previous soup kitchen had resulted in other community groups in Narrogin expressing a desire to take up the ladle. “Now that we’ve got it going a lot of people are wanting to get on board because they think that it’s a great idea,” she said. “There is a huge need out there in the community.” Branch member Dianne Melling’s husband Pete was given a cup of pumpkin soup to try before the event started. “It’s very nice,” he said. “It’s really good.” Those interested in joining the Narrogin CWA branch are invited to call president Joan Porter on 0447 538 454.