Jamie Oliver has joined flood relief efforts in Australia, by handing out daily free meals to flood victims.
Jamie was not due to open one of his Ministry of Food Centres in Ipswich, Queensland until March this year. Since the massive floods that have engulfed much of the state in recent weeks, including in the major city of Brisbane, Oliver has put the Ministry of Food plans on hold. He has opened a kitchen in Ipswich to provide as much as 250 free meals a day to flood victims and relief workers. The kitchen will act as a drop-in center for local Ipswich residents.
Jame Oliver has said of the gesture,
I’ve been as shocked as anyone by the scenes of devastation in Queensland and the tragic stories to go with them. It’s only right that the Ministry of Food Centre in Ipswich plays its part in helping the community, so I hope that providing free freshly cooked meals for those who need them most will go some way to helping the local community and relief workers in the coming days and weeks. The people of Queensland are always in my thoughts at the moment.”
Good onya Jamie, mate.