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200,000 free, nutritious meals for vulnerable Victorians

Extra kitchen shifts turn more surplus food into healthy meals

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Project details

Suggested by: Tony

Project partner: FareShare Australia Incorporated

Budget

$71,000.00

Votes

633 votes received

FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks it into nutritious meals for people in need. We provide free meals to more than 400 Victorian charities, many nearby our kitchen, including homeless shelters, soup vans, women’s refuges, disadvantaged schools and foodbanks. With this grant, we would employ a chef for 40 hours per week and mobilise more people in our local community and surrounding suburbs to get together and volunteer in our kitchen. Our chef would supervise 15-20 volunteers per kitchen shift which would result in 4,000 extra meals being cooked weekly, or 200,000 extra meals annually.

Our project will benefit the local community by:
- improving the diet and physical and mental health of vulnerable men, women and children living locally
- easing the financial stress of disadvantaged local households
- providing local charities with more nutritious food than they could otherwise afford
- saving local charities money that they can reallocate to other essential welfare support
- providing more locals with opportunities to volunteer with all the benefits volunteering brings
- helping local business' deal with challenging surplus food
- protecting the environment by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Tony

Project partner: FareShare Australia Incorporated

Budget

$71,000.00

Votes

633 votes received

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Cswan

19 Aug 2018

A wonderful organisation doing fabulous work.

Juliewain

19 Aug 2018

Three cheers for Fareshare

Helen DC

19 Aug 2018

What a great way to make a difference

Rosemary

19 Aug 2018

This one is a no brainer for me. Reducing food waste and cooking it into healthy meals and out to people who really need it. Makes so much sense.

Chris#51

17 Aug 2018

Great cause and great organisation

Jo Saleeba

17 Aug 2018

Great cause! Go Fairshare!

Curlyjewl

17 Aug 2018

A wonderful organisation which is helping the community in many ways

Kezkins

17 Aug 2018

Fabulous and efficient organisation combatting waste and providing meals for people in need. A win-win for all.

lintom@bigpond.com

17 Aug 2018

Go, FareShare!!!

Ajhopkins

17 Aug 2018

Fareshare do an amazing job in making & preparing over 5000 meals a day for the homeless and disadvantaged communities.

Tricia06

17 Aug 2018

Great people, great cause, yummy food

equus66@optusnet.com.au

17 Aug 2018

Fareshare is doing something really practical about food waste and the beneficiaries are people doing it tough.

mikey

17 Aug 2018

Great Project Partner in Fareshare - they have a plan and they need the resources to create more nutritious food.

East Kew Uniting Church

13 Aug 2018

Needy people need good meals each day

East Kew Uniting Church

13 Aug 2018

People must be fed and good food must be delivered to the needy