Supporting Communities with Culturally Appropriate Meals with Dignity
Reports say that 1 in 5 adults experience food insecurity with hunger. Of these, 71% are from marginalised communities such as refugee and asylum seeker cohorts, with severe hunger levels experienced by 11-41%. We believe it is vital for these communities to receive meals not just to cure their hunger, but meals with dignity, of high quality, and according to their cultural needs.
Meals with Impact provides culturally appropriate pre-packaged meals for individuals and families suffering from food insecurity across inner metro Melbourne.
Access to nutritious food is fundamental to good health and wellbeing, and the lack of food or reliance on low-cost, poor quality food contributes to negative outcomes for physical and mental health.
Our food relief program is a collaboration between Meals with Impact and the Collingwood Football Club Foundation. Their generous support and ongoing commitment to creating a significant impact on the alleviation of food insecurity and serving the disadvantaged has made it possible for us to deliver up to 10,000 Magpie Meals to date.
We work a little differently at Meals with Impact, our Magpie meals aren’t reliant on food donations, we make specific meals catered to those in need. With high-quality ingredients and dignity at the forefront of our minds, this program would not be possible without our sponsors, the Collingwood Football Club Foundation.
Thanks to their unwavering support, not only are we creating meals for the community, we’re also able to increase our employment capacity to increase the economic participation in the community. We’re not just about providing meals, we’re about trying to get people out of needing these in the first place.
We know it’s not an easy task however, so to help maximize our food relief impact even further, we’re now running a community outreach program through our Mama Maggie food van. So when it’s not busy at events, we take it to community areas to help feed the communities most in need.
We need your support to help sustain our food relief program. Every financial contribution you make goes towards supporting the meaningful work our women are doing in creating food relief to communities in need.
Donate today by using our donation form
refugee & migrant women out of unemployment cycle so far
of women ready for future employment thanks to our programme
job-ready graduates are in further employment or referred via referral pathway
Magpie Meals donated for food relief to vulnerable communities
hours of paid employment & training hours
In salaries supported to boost economic participation
We believe every person deserves meals of respect. Which is why we’re focused on ensuring people are fed with nourishing, flavourful, culturally appropriate and high quality meals.
We’re sending individuals facing food insecurity a message that their wellbeing matters to us. More importantly though, we want to remove the stigma, and shame often associated with food relief, by promoting the fact that these meals are made not only for food relief but sold to the wider community.
There are many more marginalised communities in Melbourne relying on Food bank vouchers who don’t have access to culturally appropriate meals. Click or tap the button below to help us serve more of the people who need it most, now.