The smell of freshly-baked biscuits has filled the VET Hospitality kitchens this week. The students have been very busy baking 850 individual biscuits (or 205 packets) for the Missionaries of Charity, an organisation founded by Mother Teresa in 1950 with the goal of serving the poorest of the poor.
The organisation operates in over 130 countries, providing food, shelter and medical care to those in need, as well as establishing homes for the dying and orphanages for children.
Serving the Missionaries of Charity, which is located in Fitzroy, has now become a weekly event for our Year 11 students, who are visiting after school with staff members to assist in serving meals.
This week, the students have had the opportunity to hand out the packets of biscuits that have been carefully baked and packaged by our VET Hospitality students. These biscuits will serve as a sweet treat to the disadvantaged who visit the organisation on a Monday night.
Opportunities like these allow the Hospitality students to not only learn the skills of bulk baking in a limited time frame, but to also grow their understanding and empathy towards our disadvantaged neighbours.