The Town of
Bassendean approached Cath MacDougall our Hospitality teacher to see if Cyril
Jackson could help with a meal service to the elderly and vulnerable who cannot
access food in the community.
II Hospitality students along with the Cyril Jackson Education Support students
have been preparing meals to support our community members.
This is a part
of the 5000meals program which is supported by Second Bite,
community based organisations. In addition, these meals are being delivered by
local community volunteers who come to the Campus to collect the meals and
deliver them to our vulnerable community members.
community is a very important part of Cyril Jackson’s culture and we have been
very keen to form this partnership with the Town of Bassendean, their local
volunteers and the 5000meals program. Our students are learning invaluable
skills towards their Certificates but more importantly, they are learning the
value of volunteering and being an active member of our community in a time of
has become a central hub for this initiative. Some schools who had food still
in stock for their food lessons or canteens have donated excess food to the
We have also
been privileged to have a well-known chef, Rohan Park from Fleur at the Park
Royal who specialises in fine dining supporting this wonderful project. Rohan
is a former student and when his employment ceased he immediately contacted us
to see how he could help and use his expertise.
Next week, former Hospitality students who are
now apprentices, will also join our classes and help students and chefs in
community effort in times of need. We are proud to be a part of it!
Dr Karen Read