Dear Jamie Oliver
“On behalf of the Wadeye community, I invite you to visit us and teach us to understand healthy eating and nutritious food. Our community would be pleased take you collecting bush tucker traditional way, and you can teach us new skills.
Being healthy means our kids have a better chance in life, and your visit would help make our community strong for the future and ensure our kids to grow up healthy and deadly.”
Hope to hear from you soon,
From Julie Bangun see full letter below
Julie invited Jamie Oliver to visit her community, Wadeye, to work with the local Indigenous mob to cook healthy tucker.
Julie is waiting to hear back from Jamie, but what a great opportunity!
Help us spread the word about the Stronger Communities for Children board member Julie Bangun invitation to Jamie Oliver.
Kardu Lurruth Ngala Purrungime Advisory Group have developed a number of projects in Wadeye under SCfC. Notable projects delivered in 2014 have included the ‘Movies Under the Stars’ Outdoor Cinema Project, and the Kid’s Kitchen.
There are other exciting projects being developed by Kardu Lurruth Ngala Purrungime Advisory Group to be delivered in the future, such as a Youth Leadership program focusing on building the capacity of the next generation of leaders, cooking skills activities around improving people’s knowledge of food preparation and bush-tucker, and continuing to strengthen the capacity and confidence of the Kardu Lurruth Ngala Purrungime Advisory Group
Come on Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia, let’s get him out there!
Results of NACCHO Facebook Julie Campaign 7-12 April 2016
Updated 11 April 53,297 people engaged with support for Julie’s project
Updated 12 April 159,882 people engaged with support for Julie’s project
Read Julie’s letter to Jamie here:
My name is Julie Bangun and I live in the Aboriginal community of Wadeye, in Northern Territory. I speak the Murrinh Patha language, one of Wadeye’s many Aboriginal languages. I have one of your books that I really like to cook from here in Wadeye, called Jamie’s Comfort Food. I also have some of your DVDs.
I am a big fan of your cooking, but at our Wadeye community store there are not many ingredients, as all things are shipped in. I sometimes go to Darwin (a long way and expensive trip) and there I try to buy different and interesting ingredients.
Wadeye is in the tropical Daly River region, and there is lots of bush tucker we traditionally eat- like turtle’s eggs and meat, coconuts, crabs, bush nuts, Kakadu plums and wild fruits.
On behalf of the Wadeye community, I invite you to visit us and teach us to understand healthy eating and nutritious food. Our community would be pleased take you collecting bush tucker traditional way, and you can teach us new skills.
Being healthy means our kids have a better chance in life, and your visit would help make our community strong for the future and ensure our kids to grow up healthy and deadly.
Hope to hear from you soon,
From Julie Bangun
Updated 11 April 1.00 pm From Jamie Oliver Ofice
Jamie receives requests every day from charities and organisations seeking his involvement. He’d love to be able to support them all but due to time constraints, this is simply not possible.
He is currently involved with several charities, including Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, and is unable to take on any new commitments at the moment. However we would love for you to connect with Jamie’s team out in Australia who are running a great program – could you drop them an email email@example.com so we can get you involved.
Jamie’s team x
Photos from a recent Stronger Communities for Children Wadeye cooking event with Roy Price Bush Wok