How are your plans going for Christmas lunch? Hopefully you are having a luscious lunch with family and friends but many people just don't have the luxury of having Christmas Lunch. Recognising this community problem, Jamie’s Italian is opening their doors this Christmas Day to put on a free Christmas Charity lunch for families doing it tough across Australia and are calling on volunteers to give up a little bit of their time on Christmas Day.
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Jamie's Italian are looking for amazing volunteers from the community who can pop into their local Jamie’s Italian venue and give up a little of their time on Christmas Day to help serve, clear tables, wash dishes or even be the big man himself and don the Santa costume to help bring the Christmas cheer.
“With an abundance of food, family and good times, Christmas is the highlight of the year for so many of us, but for others it can be a time of stress, loneliness and sadness,” said Marlon Kigonya, General Manager of Jamie’s Italian Australia said
“We’re passionate about our communities. We don’t want to see people miss out, feel the financial pressure or be alone on Christmas Day, so we’re giving back in the Italian way – by pulling up extra seats and welcoming people into our family,” Kigonya continued.
Volunteers don't need any hospitality experience and they are keeping tasks simple and only asking volunteers to do a short shift.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food will be inviting families in their networks to come in for lunch on Christmas Day and enjoy the festivities together.
Amy Smith, CEO of The Good Foundation who facilitates the Jamie’s Ministry of Food program in Australia said, “We spend the year working in our communities to teach families cooking and nutritional skills that help to make food budgets stretch further in underprivileged households whilst still being nutritionally balanced.”
Smith continued, “Being able to invite these families that we have worked with throughout the year and share a nutritionally rich, festive lunch with all the trimmings that may otherwise put financial pressure on their households is a real treat, something we are excited to be able to offer thanks to Jamie’s Italian Australia.”
For more information on Jamie’s Ministry of Food, please visit: www.jamiesministryoffood.com.au/