Our Big Kitchen (OBK) is a community run, non-denominational, industrial kitchen where meals are prepared for distribution to needy people across Sydney. OBK is Kosher and Halal certified, and HACCP approved. At OBK we offer a place for people to come together and cook for a good cause.
Our Big Kitchen is a registered charity, ABN 11 149 226 568.
Our mission: OBK nourishes, educates, empowers and supports people in need and always with love. We prepare and distribute more than 250,000 meals and support 33+ charities and thousands of individuals. We are able to do this through meaningful volunteering experiences.
Our philosophy: OBK believes in the power of giving. Through giving you receive. We offer a safe, non-judgemental environment where people from all walks of life can connect through doing good. Food and giving meals is the positive end result but the journey of how the meal was made is just as important.
OBK undertakes food rescue, working closely with organisations like SecondBite and Foodbank to minimise waste and turn fresh produce into home cooked meals. OBK does also need to buy ingredients as fruit and veg are the main food types we rescue.
The meals made at OBK are distributed to many shelters across NSW, including:
St Vincent’s De Paul
The Clown Doctor
Oasis Youth Support
Youth off the streets
Several women's & children's refuges
Domestic Violence shelters
The Greek Orthodox Church
Redfern Community Centre