Moving Feast will employ and feed Victoria's vulnerable

Common Ground Project is growing food to feed those in need.
Common Ground Project is growing food to feed those in need.  Photo: DREW KELLY

 More than 20 organisations in the social enterprise sector have joined forces to help tackle COVID-19 and the enormous number of vulnerable people that the pandemic is creating.

Spearheaded by STREAT, the charity specialising in hospitality training for at-risk, Moving Feast is a response that takes a long view on the crisis.

Kitchen teams from STREAT and Kinfolk, who both provide employment to vulnerable people, have begun making thousands of meals. Companies  such as Fruit2You which previously supplied fruit to corporate workplaces, have deployed their trucks for delivery.

Social enterprises are uniting to create emergency meals and grow food for long term relief.
Social enterprises are uniting to create emergency meals and grow food for long term relief.  Photo: Moving Feast - supplied

But the plan extends to strengthening the food system in the long term. Teams from Cultivating Community, an organisation that manages community gardens across Melbourne, along with Common Ground Project and Collingwood Children's Farm are planting thousands of additional seedlings to fuel the projects and fill produce boxes for those in need. They will also be providing at-home seed kits for people to grow what they can on their balconies.

Looking for a one stop shop for doing good? Moving Feast will keep the most vulnerable employed, and fed. Donate via movingfeast.net.