Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where does OBK get the food from?
A: OBK has several organisations that donate food to us. Our main source of fresh produce is Food Rescue from Organizations such as Second Bite. Some of our produce we do need to buy like protein and day-to-day essentials.
Q: What types of meals are prepared?
A: Wholesome balanced nutritious hot meals. Stews, Curries, Soups, Stir Fries etc. We get feedback from the people we help to continuously make what they like.
Q: Are the meals nutritious?
A: Our meals are mainly vegetarian based, but through working with top Ausrtralian nutritionists they are very wholesome.
Q: How many meals do you give out per year?
A: Last year 70 000 meals were made and distributed to people in need across NSW.
Q: Where is the food distributed?
A: We have several charities that we support such as: Bear Cottage, Wesley mission, Vinnies, Clown Doctors, Lou's Place, Gift of Life, Marys House, Oasis, Youth of the Streets and many more. However we have a no questions asked policy, should anyone need food they can come to OBK and we will always help.
Q: Can I donate food?
A: As we are a Kosher kitchen and to keep up to standards with Food regulations it unfortunately becomes difficult to receive food from individuals.
Q: How can I help?
A: You can help in a few ways:
You can help us by booking your next teambuilding, birthday, function or event at OBK.
You can volunteer your time to help day to day running of the kitchen
You can donate to our cause, whether it is equipment, services or money, without the support of the community OBK would not be where it is today.
Q: How do I volunteer?
A: Sign up to volunteer by creating your volunteer profile, click here
- Please note if you are over 18 you are required to get a Working with Children’s certificate.
- Once you have created your profile you can then sign up to the timeslots or events which work for you.
Q: Do you see a growing demand for food requests?
A: Yes, more and more each year.
Q: How does OBK differ from other food charities?
A: Our ethos is to connect and empower people to have them all work together to make a difference. To turn recipients into givers.
Q: Is OBK operate nationally?
A: Currently we only have one kitchen in Bondi, NSW. It is our dream to one day operate across Australia, with several kitchens.
Q: Can anyone come in?
A: Everyone is always welcome, the kitchen is the community’s home.
Q: If I need food how do I get it?
A: Always best to call us on 0280842729 and we will organise it for you, and if possible a delivery.
Q: Are you partners with any other charities?
A: The charities we currently support can be found here