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SmartMeals: Feeding People Saving Jobs

Our funding partner StreetSmart has responded to the urgent food security challenge created by COVID-19 by establishing the SmartMeals program.

This is a localised solution to the food security challenge facing many in our community at this time, with the dual impact of feeding vulnerable people while helping to keep hospitality workers employed at partner cafes and restaurants.

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The SmartMeals program has delivered thousands of meals around Australia and are currently supporting the delivery of 299 meals per day through nine charity partners.  Many of the recipients are people who have been recently accommodated in motels and hotels with limited access to food, storage or cooking facilities.

Feedback from recipients shows that a localised partnership solution to food security is a valuable addition to the charity meals ecosystem. Here in Brisbane, financial support is provided to Sassafras of Paddington. Sassafras chefs are preparing meals which are delivered directly to people in need, demonstrating our community’s compassion for their challenging circumstances.

As a meal recipient said: “The meals are so good. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be able to rely on them each day.”

More about the program can be found here.

Provide direct financial support for this program here.