HWQld serves up Ipswich flood relief program with Jamie’s Ministry of Food

Jamie’s Ministry of Food, together with Health and Wellbeing Queensland, will be providing Ipswich residents affected by the floods with a safe place to come and prepare a free, hearty home-cooked meal over the Easter break.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is funding the week-long flood relief program, which will run daily from Friday, 8 April at the Jamie’s Ministry of Food kitchen in Ipswich.

Those who attend will be guided through cooking enough food to feed up to four people. Community members affected by the flooding disaster will also receive kitchen care packages, which will consist of items such as Tefal pans and non-perishable goods to help replenish their kitchens.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive, Dr Robyn Littlewood, said HWQld was proud to provide practical support for members of the Ipswich community doing it tough.

“It is so important that people affected by the flooding disaster take care of their health and wellbeing during this time, which, if possible, includes fuelling your body with healthy, nourishing foods,” Dr Littlewood said.

“Providing a place for Ipswich residents to cook a fresh and tasty meal is one way we can support the health and wellbeing of the community as we navigate this challenge together.”

In addition to the funding partners, Foodbarn Ipswich will be donating food towards the program and Tefal will be providing items for participant take-home kitchen care packs.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food is seeking additional funding and donations to extend the program beyond the one week.

Key details

  • Jamie’s Ministry of Food in Ipswich will be open every day, several times a day, from Friday, 8 April to Thursday, 14 April, to welcome those affected by the flooding disaster.
  • Each person who attends will be guided by a JMOF facilitator through cooking enough food to feed up to four people.
  • All food, equipment, takeaway containers, and cutlery will be provided.
  • Friends and family of those affected by the floods can also attend to cook on their behalf.
  • Participants are encouraged to book their free spot online at www.goodfoundation.com.au or email info@thegoodfoundation.com.au.