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Our food programs
 

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Community food programs focused on increasing food access, food skills, and supporting our deliciously diverse community.

We can collaborate with you to create a food program that meets the unique needs of your organisation

Our food program areas:

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Kids cooking classes

We teach kids healthy and practical life skills in the kitchen! Children love to suggest favorites from home, using our range of using culturally appropriate ingredients. 

 

If this program can add value your organisation, consult with us to see how we can accommodate your needs. Kids can come to our kitchen - or we can come to yours!

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Community Food Centres

Inspired by Community Food Centres in Canada (https://cfccanada.ca/), Cultivating Community has expanded the public housing community garden model to provide a space for more people to be involved in community food activities at the Fitzroy Community Food Centre centre.

 

We host a range of programs including food distribution, cooking classes, community lunches, small food business incubation, food waste reduction initiatives, and gardening activities.

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Baking Groups

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The group is for anyone interested in making or eating bread. Locals gather to share diverse bread-making methods and discover the secrets of sourdough. The loaves made are then sold at The Community Grocer Fitzroy. ​

If this program can add value your organisation, consult with us to see how we can accommodate your needs.

More info:

Visit the High Rise Website 

or Contact Peta: 0411 899 618

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Community Cooking Groups

To put it simply, our food groups bring people together to cook and share a meal. At the heart of these programs is a  community connection, and supports  access to a wide range of healthy and culturally appropriate food. 

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Kitchen Libraries

Borrow appliances, reusable plates, cups and cutlery, and attend cooking events that bring people together.

More info:

visit the Kitchen Library website

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Food Swap

Meet other local food growers, share information, and share your surplus while getting to know your neighbours.

 

More info:

Join Fitzroy Urban Harvest on Facebook 

 

If you want to organise a food swap in your area, contact us online or contact Peta: 0411 899 618

Explore our food Workshops:

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Workshops for Children

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Workshops for adults

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Workshops for Families

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Workshops for Mother & Baby

We can create a unique corporate workshop tailored to your needs

Why food programs?

Our Food Relief Survey (2020) conducted at our COVID-19 Fresh Food Parcel Program told us that:

 

Community-capacity building food programs improve access to fresh, healthy and culturally appropriate food and are a vital part of the solution to fighting food insecurity, poverty and hunger.

 

 

Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen how cooking

(at all ages) brings the joy of creation, a sense of confidence allowing connection with others, pride in developing human potential, and a greater ability to manage budgets, eat better and improve wellbeing.

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Get Involved!

Let’s support Melbourne’s public housing communities cultivate connections, develop lifelong skills, and spread joy through the sharing, preparing, and cooking of delicious nutritious food!
You can help build a better food future.

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Donate online

Make a one-off or monthly donation to support food programs on public housing estates across Melbourne

Become a volunteer

Look out for one-off or regular volunteer opportunities across our programs and events!

Partner
with us

If you would like to work together to establish food projects, let us know!