Mission and Purpose

Welcome to Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community is about people, communities, gardening, farming, the environment and food.

Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to work with diverse and low-income communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems. Our purpose is to provide relief from poverty for public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty in Victoria through improving access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food.

This purpose is achieved by:

  1. Providing opportunities for public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty to grow their own food in community food gardens and other settings;
  2.  Assisting with the distribution of healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food to public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty;
  3.  Providing information to public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty about opportunities to access healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food;
  4.  Providing opportunities for the wider community to contribute to the achievement of food security for public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty, including food waste reduction strategies and environmentally sound approaches to food waste management; and
  5.  Undertaking other community food projects and activities to assist in providing people and families living on low incomes with access to healthy, culturally appropriate food in the context of a whole of community approach to food security

Support Us

If you would like to support Cultivating Community, please visit our Donation Page.

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