Our food programs
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:
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!
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.
Make this more generic about working with baking groups especially around wood fired ovens.
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.
Visit the High Rise Website
or Contact Peta: 0411 899 618
Explore our food Workshops:
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.
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.
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!