Gordon Ramsay Helps Pack Food Hampers For People Affected By Bushfires
Gordon Ramsay, renowned chef and expletive user, has been helping out those affected by the Aussie bushfire tragedy.
The British chef has uploaded photos of himself packing food hampers with Foodbank Victoria, which will deliver much-needed supplies to those who are experiencing tough circumstances at the moment.
Ramsay wrote on Instagram: "Thank you to the amazing volunteers at the @foodbankvictoria for helping all those affected by the bushfires... so incredible to spend time with you today."
He was in the Victorian capital to help promote his new book, but after seeing how bad the bushfires had become, Gordon decided to launch a quick fundraiser.
The chef auctioned off an exclusive private lunch for two guests in Melbourne, with the proceeds going to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
But now he's decided to dig a little deeper and pack food for Victorians affected by the bushfires.
Foodbank Victoria spokesperson Alexa Viani told the Herald Sun: "So far, our volunteers and staff have helped distribute more than 3,200 mixed grocery hampers of essential items to feed families displaced by the bushfires in East Gippsland."
The charity says more than 130 pallets of water has also been delivered to the affected areas as well as 'grab and go' food items for first responders.
Ramsay isn't the only big name celebrity who has helped pack food for the charity.
Singer Lizzo took a break from performing in Australia to help out, saying it was 'the least I could do'.
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We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today! If you'd like to join Lizzo in supporting the bushfire crisis, visit https://t.co/aDyjFTSsLE :purple_heart: pic.twitter.com/J5Nn0oyyod
- Foodbank Victoria (@FoodbankVic) January 8, 2020
On her Instagram Stories, Lizzo said: "I don't want to politicise anything. This isn't a political issue at this point, this is a human issue. The CO2 emissions that are being created by this fire are staggering and it affects the world."
More than two dozen people have been killed by the bushfire crisis, along with hundreds of millions of animals.
Thousands of homes have been destroyed across several states and many more buildings have been lost.
But weather experts are forecasting large swaths of Australia will be inundated with rain over the coming days, which will be a massive win for firefighters still battling blazes in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Gabrielle Woodhouse said: "We are looking at a couple of days in a row of some showers and thunderstorms, some of which may produce significant accumulation over those couple of days.
"It will be quite welcome but there are some extra dangers and risks associated with it as the landscape is quite vulnerable with the fire damage.
"We've lost a lot of vegetations and there is the risk of landslips."
Fingers crossed it will make a difference.
Featured Image Credit: Gordon Ramsay/Instagram