Detainees and staff at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) have been supporting bushfire aircrew staff in NSW by providing much needed meal supplies.
Since 3 January, detainees and staff have prepared lunch packs, dinners and breads at the AMC Bakery and Kitchen for air crews in Adaminaby, Moruya, Cooma, Batlow and Talbingo. Lunch packs include freshly made rolls with various fillings and fresh fruit, milk and bread. Dinner meals are snap frozen and include dessert.
“This has been a challenging time, and detainees at the AMC, like other members of the Canberra community, wish to contribute to the bushfire crisis effort,” said Minister for Corrections, Shane Rattenbury .
On Friday, ACT Corrective Services also celebrated its second National Corrections Day with awards to mark the occasion.
Two special commendations were issued to the AMC Stores Team and AMC Kitchen for their assistance in providing meal packs and other food items to the ACT Emergency Services Agency for distribution to frontline staff fighting the bushfires in the ACT region.
Other awards were granted to a variety of successful programs, including evidence-based sexual offender programs.
Minister Rattenbury said that the commendations were a way to highlight the extra effort that staff in ACT Corrective Services displayed to their community in often challenging circumstances.