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Pussycats at heart

Friday, 10th April, 2020

A stack of spaghetti bolognese meals made by the Smiths. PICTURE: Supplied A stack of spaghetti bolognese meals made by the Smiths. PICTURE: Supplied

By Michael Murphy

Tronox Mining’s Linton Smith and his partner Christy have been whipping up a storm in the kitchen to help give those less fortunate a feed during these tough times.

The pair are both working - Linton is the senior production co-ordinator at the mining company, while Christy works in the physio department at the hospital - but they are putting in the extra effort outside working hours making and delivering meals.

And they are just not any old meals, but a Broken Hill favourite. It’s spaghetti bolognese, Pussycat restaurant-style.

“Me and my partner are still working, and we’re handy in the kitchen, so we made 65 spaghetti meals and started delivering them,” Linton said.

“We’re just trying to help out people doing it hard.”

He said the idea started off slow, but is now gathering pace.

He took two phone calls yesterday afternoon - one from Top End Meat’s Rob Moroni, who donated 20 kilograms of meat, and one from Errol Hussein, of the South Caltex Servo, who has chipped in five kilograms of pasta.

Linton drops the meals around to people who need it, hangs them on fences or puts them out front somewhere, and calls the people inside to let them know he has delivered.

Linton has even dropped off a couple meals to a guy living under the overpass.

“We’re just doing this in the meantime to give everybody a smile,” he said.

If you’re doing it tough, or you know of someone who is, and they could do with a meal, message ‘Linton Smith’ or ‘Christy Hannah Smith’ on Facebook.

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