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Jamie Oliver Offers Free Meals to Australia Flood Victims

Jamie Oliver

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.

Via ABC
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  • http://www.macinations.net moldor

    No matter what you think of the “public persona” of people like Jamie, Gordon Ramsay, etc. they are always behind their local community and will help out wherever they can. And I guess the free publicity doesn’t hurt either (not that they do it for that, of course !!).

  • http://www.the9billion.com jjprojects

    Yes, he really seems to care. He doesn’t have to do all this stuff. He could just have kept on being a tv and stage chef and been very successful, not doing all this extra work. He’s doing good things.

  • http://twitter.com/stevenwilhaus Steven F. Willis

    What a legend. My favourite chef for sure. Not only has he instigated all these programs, he genuinely cares about the health of the animals and the earth they walk upon. I vote Jamie Oliver for sainthood!

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