Community Kitchen: Women’s Friendship Group (Afghan)

September 27, 2018

Join us at our final 2018 Community Kitchen this Sunday 27 September 2018:

When:  This Sunday 27 September, 12-2pm

Where:  Inveresk Tavern, 13 Dry St, Invermay

For more information visit the Inveresk Tavern’s Facebook page: @theinveresk or visit the MRC North Events Calendar for the weekly roster of community groups.  

Community Kitchen 2018 stats at a glance, to date:

On behalf of the participating groups, volunteers, Inveresk Tavern and the MRC, a very big thank you to you for supporting this grassroots community initiative over the past three years.

  • Number of meals served:  1,236
  • Gross takings: $17,128
  • Funds returned to community groups: $8,215
  • Total attendance: 971 guests (average 44 guests per week)
  • Average number of volunteers per week: 15
  • Total volunteer hours in 2018: 1,505 (equivalent to $30,100 salary at $20/hr)

What is the Community Kitchen?

A successful collaboration that started in 2016 with Charlie Rayner of Inveresk Tavern and the Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania, the Community Kitchen has expanded over the past two years. 2018 marks its third year, and will provide nine MRC North community groups the opportunity to take turns cooking traditional foods each Sunday, as the local pub hands over its kitchen to local migrant cooks.

The vision of the Community Kitchen is to create opportunities for new migrants and to:

  • help people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds feel welcome, form relationships and integrate into the local community;
  • provide them with broader social and support networks;
  • raise cross-cultural awareness in the community; and
  • provide an opportunity for the groups to raise funds for their community’s activities.

The first Community Kitchen opened 3 July 2016.

Last year, ABC News featured cooks from the Bhutanese Kirat/Buddhist Association at Community Kitchen on 18 June 2017, coinciding with the launch of Refugee Week. Watch the video and read the feature article at ABC News: www.abc.net.au

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