In a first for the land Down Under, our March 9 Cook for Good landed Australia on the world map on Good Deeds Day. GDD is an annual celebration of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Good Deeds Day has reached 30 countries, and is growing by the year. Read more here http://gdd.goodnet.org, it’s not too soon to start planning your GDD day 2015.
Every time we run Cook for Good it’s special, but this time, on Good Deeds Day, we made and delivered more meals than ever before. 55 kids and parents cooking, baking and laughing turned a heap of nutritious ingredients into 667 portions of soul warming vegetable soup, fried rice with veges, meatballs in tomato sauce, and oh so yummy hamentashen (a triangular cookie filled with jam and other sweet fillings). Families then delivered meals to individuals in need, as well as to shelters where homeless families, teens and individuals enjoyed our meals, made with love. Our gratitude as always to the entire team at Our Big Kitchen, Bondi, for everything you do for us, and for providing the space to allow the magic to happen, time and time again.
“Thank you Kids Giving Back for putting on such an incredible morning. The morning was more than just cooking and preparing the meals, it gave all the kids a greater sense of why we volunteer, that there are many people in our community who face challenges and obstacles, and that when we can ‘give back’, it makes a big difference.” Mimi (mum)