Cooking up compassion


Jo Atkinson outside the Kinfolk Cafe and Flourish Organics where donation items can be left. Picture: David Baylis           d450211
Jo Atkinson outside the Kinfolk Cafe and Flourish Organics where donation items can be left. Picture: David Baylis         d450211

Darlington resident Jo Atkinson, who runs Real Food Families, has joined more than 40 women in creating an e-cookbook, From Our Kitchen to Yours.

Money from sales of the books will be donated to the Luke Batty Foundation.

Mrs Atkinson said she became involved because she wanted to help others.

“I come from a happy family background, I’ve been really blessed and really lucky and never had to be confronted with any type of domestic violence in my life,” she said.

“Women should look after other women.”

To coincide with the launch of the e-cookbook on Saturday, Mrs Atkinson is collecting items to donate to a local women’s refuge.

Items needed include tinned vegetables, long life milk, tea, coffee, pasta, baby food, dishwashing detergent and laundry powder.

“Whether or not they have been touched by domestic violence, there are only so much community groups can do and so much funding government can provide,” she said.

“The more we can donate and try to raise awareness and to be able to speak about it we should (because) it could happen to anyone.”

People can drop off items at Flourish Organics in Mundaring until 3pm on Saturday.

Visit www.aussiewellnesswomen.com.au.