Partnership with Loaves and Fishes 2023
We’re super excited about our partnership with Loaves and Fishes and in 2023 we will be partnering with them in our refurbished kitchen at the Grace Centre to greatly enhance their ability to provide food to needy Tasmanians along with providing traineeships for local young people who are keen to get involved in the hospitality industry.
Loaves and Fishes Tasmania CEO Andrew Hillier said the new southern kitchen meant the organisation could double its capacity to provide fresh, tasty, and nutritious meals to those doing it tough.
“At present, we are making meals in Devonport and transporting them to Hobart,” he said.
“We are incredibly thankful to the Grace Centre for wanting to serve their community and the many generous partners who invested in the development: Healthy Tasmania Fund, Rotary, Grace Church, and Presbyterian Care.
“It has taken a long time and much patience to get from concept to completion due to COVID and a significant cost increase due to the building boom and the resulting increase in materials.”
Taken from the Loaves and Fishes website . . .
Emergency Food Relief
We provide free emergency food relief to all Tasmanians needing help.
We rescue and redistribute surplus and donated food, much of which would otherwise go to waste. Food is supplied to more than 220 community partners as ready-to-eat meals, school breakfast supplies, made-to-order food hampers and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Providing training, work experience and opportunities to volunteer are integral to our mission to deliver food and hope. Our Devonport kitchen and Hobart and Devonport warehouses offer school-based and adult traineeships, including for those with disabilities, in areas such as warehousing, cooking, hospitality and administration.