At Dromana Community House we have invested for over seven years providing food for the community in need. Over seventy families weekly are collecting now on Thursdays.
The Pop up cart is well visited by the community six days per week
The Bendigo Bank Community Branch Southern Peninsula are on board with other sponsors so we can start to roll out more "emerging community needs that address food insecurity".
"It does take a community like ours to feed to raise a village!"
We address food scarcity and poverty, empowering people through volunteering, education, social inclusion and connection.
and will be rolling out practical ways to eat healthier and stretch that food further!
Manager - Tracey Trueman
FOOD SHARE THURSDAY How does it work?
SecondBite collect and distribute wasted food to over 1,000 community food programs across Australia, and supplies all food completely free of charge. Second Bite works to make a real difference to people’s lives, providing more than just a meal - they provide support, hope and friendship to those doing it tough. To date they have rescued and distributed the equivalent of over 100 million meals.
On Thursdays Second Bite deliver one or two pallets to Dromana with fresh food including pantry items, fruit and vegetables.
Bright Sparqe donate 60 freshly prepared meals each week.
Coles Mc Crae, Aldi Dromana, Ritchies Dromana, Bakers Delight Dromana, Torello Farmgate, Millers Bakery, St Mark's parishioners, The Mornington Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Dromana Rotary Club, Mc Crae Lions Club, Ministry of Meat, Pier street Bakery, Dairy Lane, Merv and gang from the Dromana Rotary Club and Woolworths also donate.
Locals and friends drop off tinned food, long-life milk, eggs and vegetables from their gardens.
Bendigo Community Bank - Southern Peninsula, The Dromana Lions Club, St Marks Anglican Church, Dromana Rotary Club. Bendigo Bank- Community Bank Southern Peninsula, The Uniting Church Dromana Opportunity Shop, Mc Crae Lions club, Torello Farm Gate, Teresita's Pizza, KUZU Cross Fit, and the Village Glen and locals financially support the project.
Dromana Boomerang Bags make bags from fabric destined for landfill and retail those bags for $3 at Foundation Foods, Pier Street Lions Op shop and the Dromana Branch Bendigo Bank
Twenty two Volunteers collect and save food from landfill.
Mt Eliza Neighbourhood House support us with Coats in winter and bread
Knit one Give one Dromana Community House knit blankets scarves and hats and raise funds through raffles.
Frankston Community Support stores our food for collection on Wednesdays
Vinnie's Kitchen Rosebud support with donations of excess produce
Peninsula Community Legal Centre visit offer free legal advice
Clothes4U support people in need of clothing free of charge
Bunnings Warehouse Rosebud provided raised beds and plants for our Seed Pod garden
With the support from our new sponsors we will are:-
Offering a three course hot meal at the gate on Thursdays at 4pm to 4.30 pm
Our Seed Pod garden supplies herbs and vegetables and is a learning space for children and students from the local schools undertaking volunteering certificates.
TAKE YOUR PICK POP UP
We now collect enough food over seven days per week to top up our Pop up at the gate!
Monday to Friday from 9.30, Noon and usually more bread available at 4pm
Please take what you need as we need to share with others.
If you have excess garden produce please drop off, we have a number of local
Donate directly to Dromana Food Rescue and Share
BSB 633 000 Account # 150 336 014
Working together to rescue and share food!
Get in touch so we can start working together. Phone The Manager Tracey Trueman 0417 467 734