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Kind hearts shine

Kind hearts shine

The menu is set and the fresh produce is starting to roll in as two Barossa mums keep the momentum going on their newly formed Kind Hearted Kitchen.

Ruby Stobart and Rachael Braunack are the creators of this community project, a not for profit meal service of ready made, wholesome meals for local families.

The idea came from their own experience as new mums, grateful for the support they received and wanting to give back to the community in a practical, helpful way.

“Food is such a nurturing thing,” said Ruby.

“When you are doing it tough, often food is the last thing you are thinking of if you are suffering illness or caring for someone. And sometimes cooking a meal is the last thing you want to do.”

Sourcing ingredients from gardens and pantries across the region and with the help of volunteers, 200 meals were delivered to the Cross Roads Family Learning Centre, Tanunda as part of their first cook up at the end of June.

These frozen packs are dwindling and the need to replenish the freezer is needed as the concept supports local families and eases the pressure they are facing whether it be financial hardship, sick children, a new baby in the family or are suffering illness.

“It is great to be able to give back to the community,” said Rachael.

“It is nice to be able to use a skill that I don’t use anymore and give something to the programme. Cooking for strangers gives you a nice feeling and it is good the community has got behind us.”

With their next cook scheduled for August 23, Rachael and Ruby are seeking donations of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables as well as staple cooking items or The Co-op vouchers.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.