The Hope Cafe kitchen is set to get an upgrade thanks to state government funding.
One of Port Macquarie's most popular charities will benefit from Stronger Country Communities Grant program funding of almost $77,500.
Hope Shop manager Sue Munro said the funding came at a great time.
The cafe recently started cooking meals for people in need, which are distributed through the Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre.
That is on top of breakfast, lunch and snacks served to customers at the Milton Circuit cafe.
The cafe kitchen refurbishment will include top quality appliances, new cupboards and stainless steel work benches, as well as plumbing improvements.
The Hope Cafe provides hospitality training for people with a disability and gives volunteers hospitality experience.
"We are just so thrilled we can have a place that is top-notch as far as a commercial kitchen goes, which will be a safe place for everybody that works there," Mrs Munro said.
"It's going to make us more efficient, it's going to make us more compliant with regulations and it's going to be visually appealing to both our volunteers and our customers."
Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams announced the funding had been awarded to the Hope Shop through round three of the Stronger Country Communities Grant program.
"The funding will be used to upgrade the Hope Shop Cafe Community Kitchen and improve their infrastructure at the popular location," she said.
Mrs Williams said Designer Living Kitchens had created a new disability-friendly community kitchen inclusive of new sinks, preparation areas, shelving and servery to grow capacity to service community needs and create employment and training opportunities.
"The upgrade at the Hope Shop will create a safe and inclusive environment that fosters hope and wellbeing," she said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.
To date, rounds one and two of the program have funded more than 1000 projects.
The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the state government's $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.
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