• People are joining the Close the Gap cause with creative kitchen talents (Instagram / @sjc_artdesign @katecrilly @cathie_reid)
As annual National Close the Gap Day events happen across the country, many are sharing their support and culinary talents.
By
Sophie Verass

16 Mar 2017 - 1:54 PM  UPDATED 17 Mar 2017 - 7:23 PM

Last year, approximately 150,000 Australians participated in 1596 seperate National Close the Gap Day events across the country. Today, workplaces, schools, community organisations, councils and even small local retailers are similarly coming together to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health and wellbeing equality.

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Annual Morning or Afternoon Teas are a general staple on Close the Gap Day, where meet-and-greets to discuss and exchange information are accompanied with treats and snacks, often for sale to raise money for a variety of not-for-profits who work to 'Close the Gap'. 

With social media use increasing, this year, many have taken to Instagram and Twitter to show how they're not only supporting the cause, but are also making a meal out of a message.

 

If you and your community have prepared an Indigenous-inspired edible for National Close the Gap day, share it with us via. Facebook, Twitter (@NITV) or Instagram (@nitv_au).

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