Charity kitchen FareShare is one seven community groups to receive a $50,000 grant each in Round 4 of Melbourne Regional Landfill Community Benefit Fund.
FareShare’s network of charity kitchens is the largest in Australia. With kitchens in Melbourne and Brisbane, FareShare mobilises chefs and volunteers to cook free, nutritious meals made with rescued, donated and homegrown ingredients.
Pictured: FareShare chefs and volunteers show off their latest culinary creations in the Derrimut kitchen.
Cleanaway’s Head of Rehabilitation & Workers Compensation Andrew Mosca, Rehabilitation & Injury Management Advisors Juliana Boron and Joanne Moss and National BDM – Service Improvement Rick Pruckner recently volunteered at FareShare’s kitchen in Derrimut, Victoria.
Our four volunteers channelled their inner master chefs for three hours. They chopped up leek, fennel, onions and kohlrabi for FareShare’s chefs and volunteers to prepare meals.
These meals were then handed out to soup vans, homeless shelters, women refugees and disadvantaged groups.
Pictured from left to right: Andrew, Juliana, Joanne and Rick have a go in the FareShare kitchen.
Melbourne Regional Landfill Community Benefit Fund supports local community initiatives that promote health and wellbeing.
Examples of eligible funding projects include:
- activities that enhance the local environment such as tree planting, litter collection or other types of environmental regeneration programs
- construction of gardens, greenhouses or compost systems to promote waste reduction
- installation of solar panels or additional recycling bins in schools or community buildings
- charity groups or welfare programs that support communities in need.
- sporting activities or community events that promote community inclusion and well-being
- training or employment assistance schemes.
FareShare is one of seven local community groups to come out tops in Round 4 of Melbourne Regional Landfill Community Benefit Fund.
The other grant recipients in Round 4 were:
- Aintree Scout Group
- Burnside Heights Football Club
- Caroline Chisholm Society
- Caroline Springs Cricket Club
- Caroline Springs Football Club
- Western Emergency Relief Network.
The recipients were selected by a review panel consisting of Councillors from Melton City Council and Brimbank City Council and Cleanaway’s Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager Olga Ghiri.
“Cleanaway is delighted to provide funding for local initiatives that enhance community health and well-being. These community groups have a tremendous positive impact in their local area and we’re proud to support them to enable them to continue to support their local community through a range of programs,” said Olga.
For enquiries please contact:
Olga Ghiri – Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager
Phone: 0478 316237
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