NSW opposition leader Chris Minns visited Our Big Kitchen (OBK) this week, together with Member for Coogee Marjorie O’Neill and Steve Kamper, NSW shadow minister for multiculturalism. The purpose of the visit was to get a better understanding of the humanitarian and communal work done in OBK and to prepare meals for flood-affected communities. Minns met with staff and volunteers, before rolling up his sleeves to get into the cooking.
“Cooking up a storm today, creating meals for flood hit Lismore with the Our Big Kitchen team,” Minns wrote on his social media pages.
“Every single year this amazing group creates over 250,000 meals for those in need, feeding thousands of people, especially in times of natural disaster and crisis. I wish this group didn’t have to do this work, but I am so glad that they do.”
Kamper congratulated OBK on his social media pages for the great work being done by the organisation.
“A fantastic and dynamic organisation, feeding people who need help and funding themselves with events and school programs. Well done!”
OBK founder Rabbi Dovid Slavin said Minns was engaging and appreciative of the services OBK provides to the community.
“The communal challenges are formidable and the best way to succeed is when community and government work closely together,” Rabbi Slavin told The AJN.
“Having been a first responder and with a background in community organisational work, Mr Minns had a tremendous understanding of community needs.”