Collection date extended until Friday June 17 – so many more companies and people have put the word out to get involved and we have a huge need to fill! Cookbooks in high demand! FANTASTIC
Lets just say you love cooking and creating in the kitchen and you lost all of your cookbooks during a flood or cyclone.
As I have around 100 cookbooks collected over many years and some from my grandmother, I would be very upset if they were gone forever.
I know we can not replace the sentimental aspects of this loss, but what we can do is bring back a small ray of cooking hope!
Have a good look through your bookshelves and pick out a cookbook or two or 10 that you no longer use but would love to see go to a home cook who is longing for something to inspire them again.
We have received at least 1500 books so far and passing them on to families rebuilding their lives has been so rewarding!
If you are able to become a location for drop off of books, please email me on email@example.com and we can arrange those books to be transported out to cooks who need them. Otherwise, the current drop off locations are:
Up until the end of May 2011, you can drop off your donated cookbooks to the following locations:
Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Office – 1162 Sandgate Road, Nundah
Elmarie van der Walt – 46 Gilford Crescent, Albany Creek
Or mail them to:
Baked Relief – PO Box 3175 - Newmarket Qld 4051
NB: Please good quality cookbooks ONLY (no children’s books, fiction, other nonfiction or magazines are required) Think – Is this a book I would like to receive? That should be the guideline of what you donate. You would be surprised at the lack of quality and broken goods which are donated.
Also, if you have favourite heloom recipes which you would love to share with another cook, please email them to:
UPDATE: 19 May. The response has been amazing. The joy we have seen in the faces and hearts of women we pass these books on to has been heart melting.
Their spirits have been lifted, they can get excited about cooking again and achieve something simple, where ever they are living (most are still not back in their homes)
This note from Laura Wood, who was the first cook we helped with a cookbook and the one who gave us the idea to launch this project: