Alex Fabiani runs the Infinity Church Community Meals Kitchen in South Morang, providing more than 100 meals a week to people in need. He was recently named one of Westfield’s Local Heroes.

What’s your connection to Whittlesea?
I’ve lived, worked, went to school and had a business in the area for more than 50 years.

What do you like about living in Whittlesea?
I like living in this area because of the multicultural diversity and the diverse range of people and the way they live. I am from a migrant family.

What would you like to change?
I would like to see less racism and more tolerance of people. We are all the same really. I would like to see more affordable housing as well.

How did the community kitchen come about?
The Infinity Church Community Meals Kitchen started from a vision I had 10 years ago. We have been running for nine years now.

Why do you feel it is important to volunteer and lend a hand to people in need?
There’s always people in need for whatever reason and places like ours are needed not only for food but for social interaction as well. Places like the community meals kitchen are where friendships happen and information is exchanged, which is a big help too.

What does it mean to be named a Westfield Local Hero?
Being a Westfield hero is pretty humbling and very rewarding.

Where is your favourite local place to spend time?
In my spare time I like to help out at my church, play golf and relax watching TV.