Food Security

Dinner for 4 – Heckenberg (FULLY FUNDED)

Sydney Women's Fund, Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, Liverpool charity, Sydney Women's Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation

Making it easier for families to eat an affordable, healthy dinner.

Launched in 2017, Dinner for 4 prepares and packages a healthy meal for 120 families in Heckenberg Western Sydney.

Making 30-40 meals per week. Dinner for 4 creates new employment opportunities for disadvantaged women in Liverpool. Trained in safe food handling to pack parcels for delivery, women gain skills, work experience and paid 2 hours per week, for 40 weeks of the year.

Demand is growing for this project delivered by Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections.

Funding Target
$5,500

A Gift of Just
$2,400 secures 2 hours per week employment for a year to a woman in need, preparing the food parcels for families

Continuing Multi-year Program

The Village Pantry – Bankstown

Many families in the Bankstown community struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table. This project takes away the pressure of hunger. It enables parents and caregivers to know their childrens health and wellbeing is taken care of, while they find jobs to get themselves back on their feet.

Community Support Services co-ordinates fresh produce from Foodbank and Coles SecondBite.

Refugees, struggling families, and others in the community choose what they need. Anyone unable to pay gets food for free or those who can make a small contribution.

Funding Target
$7,700

A Gift of Just
$1,000 trains volunteers to prepare healthy food for locals for the year

Continuing Multi-year program

Be Healthy Food Packs – Fairfield

Sydney Community Foundation has run a number of successful programs from the Fairfield High School which has a high proportion of newly arrived Australians.

Recently, we found that food security is a huge issue with many students and their families going hungry.

We’re partnering with Fairfield High School to make sure families can put food on the table, and students come to school with food in their belly, ready to learn.

Funding for this project will feed over 150 refugee and migrant families.

Funding Target
$5,500

A Gift of Just
$500 will secure nutritious fruit and vegetable snacks to keep students focused in class 

2020 New Project

Eat Up & Learn

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

1 in 5 Australian children go to school without food from home to fuel their growing bodies and minds. Eat Up is filling the lunchtime gap with more than 7,000 lunches every school week.

While Foodbank Australia runs a breakfast program, come lunchtime, children are going hungry. Missing meals leads to fatigue, poor concentration, and higher rates of school absences. Hungry kids fall behind their peers, contributing to the cycle of disadvantage. 

Eat up is a sustainable, collaborative model, where communities, schools and corporate groups are engaged to prepare sandwiches. 

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 will supply one school with lunches for a whole year

Continuing Multi-year Program

City Pantry – Redfern

Sydney Women's Fund, Inspiring Your Giving, Women Kind, Sydney charity, Domestic Violence, Girls and Boys Brigade Sydney

Within every community there are families living with complex and challenging risk factors, entering a cycle of disadvantage. Poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, family violence, unsafe housing, incarceration or physical/mental disability of a parent, all impact on their children’s wellbeing.

Girls & Boys Brigade are a critical support for children and young people who live with at least one of these risk factors, many with three or more.

With early intervention Parent Support and practical Food Hampers from city pantry, families receive flexible responsive care.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$500 will food for families at the centre for the week

2020 New Project

Malabar Midwives

Recognised nationally as a culturally appropriate and successful model for Aboriginal maternal and infant health care, Malabar Midwives is a pioneering Indigenous urban midwife service initiated by the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation.

Building trust with new Mums on their journey as parents, Malabar Midwives provide food and transport and help reduce barriers for Aboriginal women to quality health care.

Addressing the inequities of access to maternal and infant health care, this unique program is improving health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women and their children.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$50 will buy emergency taxi vouchers for mums with babies in the premature babies ward

Continuing Multi-year Program

Our Community Pantry – Bargo

Already supplying affordable food hampers to 3,800 families in Bargo, Warragamba, Goulburn and Macarthur area, this critical food rescue project has been supporting regional and farming families in need since 2017.

Their own town hit by the recent fires, Our Community Pantry (OCP) needs to provide for families who have lost everything. Funding will ensure 30 families will receive a food hamper a week for 6 months, while they rebuild their lives. 

A model of building stronger communities, OCP want to make sure no Australian child suffers the physical and emotional scars from witnessing their parents struggle to buy food.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$330 will feed a family who has lost their home in the recent bushfire for six months

Continuing Multi-year Program

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