Go Roz! From food pantry to NSW Community Hero finalist
February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
ABOVE: Roz Knights at the Kyogle Lions Food Pantry. Photo: Susanna Freymark
Roz Knights is being flown to Sydney next Monday to attend a ceremony for the NSW Woman of the Year awards ceremony.
Roz is a little flustered by all the attention.
As voluntary manager of Kyogle Lions Food Pantry at new premises in Bloore St, she is happiest when she is busy at the pantry and helping others.
Roz is a finalist in the NSW Community Hero of the Year Award category.
She has been the food pantry manager since 2014.
Her motto is “together we are stronger”.
Roz secured grant funding and partnered with the Kyogle Lions Club to move the pantry to the larger premises. The pantry now supports 500 people every month.
Even behind the face mask she had to wear at the pantry, Roz’s smile shines through. It’s in her eyes. She enjoys helping others and has endless energy.
Roz is also a joint team leader for Kyogle’s Emergency Red Cross Disaster Committee and Community Resilience Team. She was named Kyogle’s 2017 Citizen of the Year.
Despite her reluctance to be in the spotlight, Roz deserves recognition and Kyogle will be cheering her on when she is at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour and the winner is announced on Wednesday, March 9.