What’s in a number? Lots, when love is part of the equation.
Our Mitzvah Day Cook for Good saw 47 kids and parents cooking 377 nutritious portions that they delivered to homeless families who live at Vincentian House, to homeless teens at Oasis, and to patrons of Rough Edges, Wayside Chapel and Share a Meal – the latter three offering drop-in centres where homeless patrons share both a meal and companionship. Clients of The Benevolent Society, Jewish Care and COA who live in their own homes and for whom life has thrown its challenges, also greatly appreciated the vegetable risotto, lentil soup, curry and bubke, cooked with love at Our Big Kitchen by our fantastic kids and parents.
What did they say?
“Cook for Good gave us a perspective on the life we lead, as well as an appreciation of what we have and acknowledgment that things can change quickly and can knock you down. Take the time to give back!” Sandi, mum
“We got to talk to the people we were giving meals to and they really appreciated it”. Rachel, 12
Vincentian House, a shelter for homeless families with kids is a regular recipient of meals made by Cook for Good families. We work closely with Chantelle, their Service Administrator, to coordinate delivery logistics. Chantelle writes:
“Just wanted to send a big thank you again to you and your team of volunteers for your donation of amazing cooked meals this Sunday. Yet again the food looked delicious and was all eaten up that night! I had one lady (who has been a resident for a little while and has experienced the cooking before) waiting patiently while your volunteers unloaded. She was really excited to get the meals, she said “this food is always so yummy”. I was actually here on Sunday and was able to meet the kids with their mums and dads. It was nice to be able to speak to them about our service. So thank you again for your hard work with it all, it is always appreciated here.”