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Solar panels for Melbourne's first pay-as-you-feel rescued food market

Sustainable energy source for volunteer-run, community based 'Inconvenience Store'

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Project details

Suggested by: Amelia

Project partner: Lentil As Anything (LAA)

Budget

$43,963.00

Votes

372 votes received

Lentil As Anything (LAA) has started a food rescue program, 'Food Without Borders', and has since set up a pay-as-you-feel grocery store to offer the food it rescues to the community. 'The Inconvenience Store', based in the Thornbury LAA restaurant, stocks rescued food that is accessible to all. As a not-for-profit community organization, we often struggle to fund operational costs. We need to find new ways of running our new cooling/storage facilities, and solar-panels would significantly reduce electricity costs and enable us to continue serving wholesome and ethical food, while furthering LAA's community/environmentally-friendly mission.

The 'Inconvenience Store' provides ANYONE in the community access to produce, on the ‘pay-as-you-feel' model. This means that regardless of one's ability to pay, nutritious vegan food will be available to them. Our ongoing goals are: Opening our doors 7-days-a-week to the community; Making fruit and vegetables accessible to the 1 in 6 people experiencing food insecurity in the community (FoodBank, 2016); Having adequate refrigeration to rescue more food that would otherwise be sent to landfill; and the store being an educational hub to educate people on food waste, the environment, sustainable practices and conscious food consumption.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Amelia

Project partner: Lentil As Anything (LAA)

Budget

$43,963.00

Votes

372 votes received

Comments

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Florgio

15 Sep 2018

Great place that offers payable food, community vibes and a workplace for everyone.

kerenzacat

15 Sep 2018

Best progressive and diverse not for profit organisation, deserves to win!!

Dimple D

08 Sep 2018

A great deserving cause.Surely deserve to win.

OriX

04 Sep 2018

I really admire this community and everything what they do for the people, I love they dedication and what they give disinterested, I think this is one of the best projects and they deserve to win.

LaineDuffy

03 Sep 2018

This group is totally selfless. Lentil As has been around for a lot of years serving communities, and I have the highest admiration for them. Good luck to them. And a big thank you for creating The Inconvenience Store

Melicopter

24 Aug 2018

Great idea :)

Meredith

22 Aug 2018

Who owns the building? Is LAA leases it, how long is the lease?

Shelby7

20 Aug 2018

Lentils is a fantastic business that gives back to the community. A very worthy cause and recipient of this project.

GypsyRogueMarie

20 Aug 2018

Lentils has a seat for EVERYONE at the table. They need help to keep costs down so this is perfect

jekadoll

19 Aug 2018

Probably the most worthy cause there is 😍😍

Troy

18 Aug 2018

Very worthy community project. We need more like it!

Troyvethammond

17 Aug 2018

Couldn't think of a better business.

Cathabel

17 Aug 2018

So worthy!

Hennie

17 Aug 2018

Love this project so much

Abi369

16 Aug 2018

Love your work!

Daniel Beecher

16 Aug 2018

A great community based initiative - extremely worthy of support! Well done LAA!

haramoore

16 Aug 2018

hope it gets through! The Inconvenience store is brilliant :)

simvictor

16 Aug 2018

this 1 deserves it most

NiaE

16 Aug 2018

Fantastic idea which is destined for success. All the best.

Noodle

14 Aug 2018

Best of all good intentions and PLEASE...Carry on!