‘The partnership between Jewish Care and Our Village Kitchen is a fantastic example of our community coming together to care for and support those in need in our community.’
CEO, Jewish Care Victoria
‘In the Our Village Kitchen Etgar elective, our students not only learn skills in the kitchen, they also learn about giving back to the community. We are so grateful to Our Village Kitchen for allowing our students this rich and worthwhile opportunity.’
Head of Middle School,
OVK comprises a team of formidable women who have built, and continue to grow, an organisation that is making an enormous difference in our community. The sessions are fun and lively and provide an opportunity for people of all ages to engage in a volunteering activity and connect with each other and their community, benefitting so many people including the volunteers themselves.’
General Manager Ark Centre
'I decided to join the team at Our Village Kitchen to organise pantry boxes to help make a difference to the lives of those in need leading up to Jewish festivals. Co-ordinating Our Village Kitchen 'Pantry Boxes' is such a rewarding experience for me. It has been incredibly touching to receive feedback and hear what a difference this makes for so many.
'I love voluntering, washing dishes and supporting an incredible team of hardworking women and children passionate about about making a difference. '
'I love coming to help you. You guys are so organised, efficient and put so much time & effort into producing delicious wholesome meals.'
'Meals were really tasty and made with love and care. Eating traditional home made Jewish foods made me remember the flavours from my childhood.
The Chanukah boxes were well thought through, each item being useful and practical. The oil made me think about the significance of Chanukah and the special connection to my Jewish heritage.'
'You don't know how amazing this
support is. My children loved the meat balls.'
'The food made my belly full, and my heart full.'
'I want to let (Jewish Care and OVK) know that our family had a beautiful Shabbat meal together for the first time in a long time... and we were given food to help us throughout the week... thank you so much.'
'I'm looking forward to tomorrow to go to the Respite Centre to pick up some food from OVK.
You all do an amazing job and much appreciated
by all recipients.
All the best!.'