Food Program

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Over the past 12 months, in response to the pandemic, we have established a food relief program providing over 250 pre-cooked, healthy, meals per week to those experiencing food insecurity. 

The overwhelming demand has extended to requests for grocery and personal items which led us to
establish a community pantry, where we can provide ongoing access to healthy and free food items to people who are
facing disadvantage.

The food program provides access to nutritious pre-cooked frozen meals, as well as basic pantry items, to anyone who needs them – no questions asked, totally free of charge!

We use mainly rescued food to create these meals and the program is mostly carried out by our incredible team of volunteers!

The goal of this program is to fight hunger while supporting improved mental health and wellbeing in our community. 

Although we expected that the program would wind down after life returned to a more ‘COVID-normal’ situation, we’ve found that there is still a huge demand for our food relief program. This is due to the continued employment instability experienced by some workers, as well as other challenging circumstances experienced by some individuals. 

This program is accessed by a broad range of people, such as people from migrant communities, people who are homeless, tertiary students, single parents, large households and older community members.

The development of this program was made possible by grants received to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoys continued support through our partners at Second Bite and Food Bank Victoria

In the 2021/22 financial year, we will seek grant funding to enabled us to continue to provide this important service to the community. If you wish to donate, please head over to our Donate page. The cost of each meal is just a couple of dollars, so any contribution can go a long way.

If you are interested in getting involved, please click here!

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