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In Australia, community program gets residents cooking – and paying it forward

One man had never cooked curried sausages.

Another said it had been 20 years.

But there they were, side by side in the Local Isis Cultural Centre Kitchen as part of a cooking program called “Not the One Pot Wonders” sponsored by the Childers District Men‘s Shed in Australia’s Bundaberg Region.

Funded in partnership between Kellogg’s Australia Charitable Foundation and Bundaberg Council, the program targets local men who are responsible for the household cooking, but have very little experience or confidence in the kitchen.

Another goal of Not the One Pot is to help people beat loneliness and develop a new skill in the process.

Once participants complete the six-week program, they volunteer to prepare meals for their local Meals on Wheels program. It’s a lovely example of passing on the good will. And it’s why we jumped at a chance to support the program. 

Kellogg Australia has committed $300,000 over three years to support low socioeconomic regions in need and disadvantaged communities that face high levels of food insecurity. Not the One Pot is an obvious fit.

We are committed to helping feed vulnerable communities as part of our Better Days Promise environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, aiming to feed 375 million people by the end of 2030. Driving long-term change by helping give people the tools and skills through initiatives like Not the One Pot will continue to nourish them throughout life.

Before you go, have a look at this brief television story that 7News Wide Bay did on the program!


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