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Community kitchen


Our school Community Kitchen endeavours to provide nourishing healthful home cooked means to members of the school community whom are in need of crisis assistance.

We strive to build a community service that is inclusive to all whom whish to volunteer their time and skills and offer an opportunity for new members of the school community to meet like minded people, whilst given to families experiencing an urgent situation and fostering kindness.

We prepare and offer only fresh, wholesome 'family friendly' meals with no added processed ingredients and all procedures are conducted by means of the highest level of hygiene practice in the 'Hall for All' kitchen (we also promise our greatest cunning to cleverly 'conceal' the vegetables secreted in every meal).

Our service stems from good will, support and consideration and is not in any way a vehicle for public relations or promotions.

Working Together


Collectively our volunteers and donating members seek to build an inclusive and valuable service in a spirit of support to our growing school community, whilst always having a lot of fun!

Cash donations are appreciatively accepted from both private and corporate members of our community partners and allow us to purchase quality, fresh and organic ingredients close to 'cook up' dates when our volunteer kitchen hands and cooks go to work in preparing delicious nourishing meals.

We gratefully receive food donations of 'dry' ingredients such as rice, pasta, olive oil, 'passata' (tomato cooking sauce) and coconut cream and conscientiously work to minimise wast with high regard for our donating benefactors.

Contributing together 


Following one of our rewarding 'cook up' sessions (torturing teachers with tantalising, appetising aromas, sorry Mr Jackson) each and every one of our scrumptious meals are lovingly ladled into eco-friendly packaging, recorded on our registry and stored in the (donated) freezer with our school chaplain.

Our nourishing meals are then offered to families and members of our wonderful school community in direct need of assistance toiling through a difficult time.

We respectfully advocate confidentiality at all times and merely seek to offer obligation free support to all whom find themselves in need of a little help to simply 'feed the family' when challenging times arise.

Should you wish to learn more, offer a donation, volunteer or have a chat with our humbly compassionate and charismatic 'Chappy Dave', please feel welcome to pay a visit at school. Alternatively the delightfully lovely Katrina Trist-Johnson (grade one teacher and founder of the 'Buderim Mountain State School Community Kitchen) always welcomes any suggestions, offers of help, recipes via email

Happy Cooking!