Christmas is a time where giving and sharing is the main focus, and it can be a hard time for families and people who are having a rough trot or are alone for the holiday. This year, Jamie’s Italian is working with Jamie Oliver‘s foundation Ministry Of Food to open the doors to four restaurants across Australia for a free charity lunch in SydneyBrisbanePerth, and Adelaide.

Each of the restaurants is on the search for a team of volunteers to help out on the day, doing everything from greeting at the door, table setting, dishwashing, and someone to step up and put the big red suit on to be Santa himself and bring all the festive cheer to the day.

Jamie’s Ministry Of Food Australia will be inviting families its been working with all year to drop in and enjoy the festive feed, continuing its efforts of closing the gap between families in need and healthy, nutritious food.

Volunteers are only needing to give two hours of their day on December 25 to help out with the lunch, and don’t need any hospitality experience to lend a hand and give people in their city a bit of love on a day that can be tough for those who can’t be with their loved ones.

So if you’re keen on getting some brownie points on Santa’s nice list, you can register yourself to help out at the Jamie’s Italian in your city over HERE.

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