Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen is celebrating five years of serving more than 170 guests every Monday night by “paying it forward”.

The community is invited to the charity’s major annual Pay It Forward fundraising event on September 24 to have a meal and experience the passionate work of volunteers who dedicate one night a week to feeding people who are doing it tough.

Entertainment on the night includes local musicians Marty Rose, Pip Joyce, Ken Murdoch and Cameron Williams.

Organiser Marianne Williams said the $40 fee for the event will go towards funding at least 10 meals for a single guest who accesses the Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen.

She said last year’s Pay It Forward event raised enough funds to serve meals to 150 guests for 20 Mondays.

“Let’s rally as a community and beat that record this year,” Ms Williams said.

Donations of items to be auctioned off on the evening can be made to the Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen.

The Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen is a non-profit organisation aimed at providing nutritional meals to those in need.