Tharawal Koori Community Kitchen and Garden

187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560

The Koori Community Kitchen project was set up in 2009 at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation aiming to reduce the factors associated with food insecurity amongst Aboriginal families in Airds, NSW.

The Koori Community Kitchen, facilitated by Community Dietitian and assisted by a Health Promotion Officer runs:

Mondays (during school terms)
10.30am-1.30pm
Community Hall, SEWB Building, 187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560

Koori Kitchen Logo

The kitchen provides a friendly, relaxed environment where participants are able to share their knowledge and skills in food preparation, food budgeting, nutrition and healthier choices and connect with the community. It is a place where people can have a yarn about the everyday reality they face in providing healthy food for their families on a limited income.

The kitchen program encourages participants to try new and different foods and uses healthy ways of cooking. This is reflected in a participant’s comment that she was “trying new foods from the kitchen and cooking them at home and buying them for home”. Being able to take home the left over meals from the kitchen enables families to also try the new foods prepared that day and share the recipes with other family members.

A collection of the participants’ favourite recipes features in the two recipe books produced by the group over the years.

The program proudly featured in the 10 out of 10 Deadly Health Stories – Nutrition and physical activity – booklet by the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) presenting the stories of ten successful nutrition and physical activity programs from NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs).

 

Click here to read the article on 10 out of 10 Deadly Health Stories!

Koori Community Kitchen Recipe Book 2020

Download the Koori Community Kitchen Recipe Book 2020

Koori Community Kitchen Poster

Learn to cook cheap and easy meals - Monday!

Koori Community Garden

The Koori Community Garden was started to assist the Tharawal community to enjoy healthy food and improve their health, wellbeing and food security. The Community Garden program runs in conjunction with the Koori Community Kitchen on Mondays from 10.30am-1.30pm

The Community Garden is a place to have fun and meet new people, somewhere to get outdoors and try your hand at growing your own food. Fresh vegies grown in the garden and used in the Community Kitchen as part of healthy, tasty meals that are made and shared together.

Our Community Kitchen volunteer, Chris Dewar comes to the garden every Monday, he says “for the people, to have a yarn and to do what I like – gardening is my passion, my therapy…”

Contact Numbers

THARAWAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
FAX Number02 4627 8066
PO Box 290 Campbelltown, NSW 2560 

THARAWAL DENTAL CLINIC

Demountable 2 - 187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9400

THARAWAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9430

THARAWAL BRIGHTER FUTURES

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0400

OORUNGA WANDARRAH MACS CENTRE

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0298

WARANWARIN THARAWAL CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE

105 Townson Avenue, Minto NSW 256602 9820 7447

WARANWARIN FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM

105 Townson Avenue, Minto 256602 9820 7447

THARAWAL HOUSING OFFICE

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
Emailhousing@tacams.com.au
Hours of Operation

Tharawal AMS

Monday - Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Community & Administration

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Oorunga Wandarrah MACS Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Child & Early Learning Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-6.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Family Support Program

Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Tharawal Housing Office

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED
Important Information:Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are currently undertaking precautionary measures to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our clinics and offices are temporarily closed to walk-in appointments.

 

For GP & Health related services

Please call us to book an appointment or to speak to a team member about the latest restrictions on: 02 4628 4837

 

For all emergencies please contact 000

You can also call the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 to speak with a registered nurse.

 

For more detailed information about COVID-19 visit the Department of Health website.

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