From little things big things grow: Social enterprise food projects in Victoria

The spirit of giving and a desire to connect with others through the simple act of sharing food is alive and thriving in Melbourne. If you like what you see (and taste) at the Welcome Dinner Project, please check out these other fantastic social enterprises and food projects that are giving back to the community as well as filling the belly.

Free to Feed – Learn how to make traditional cultural dishes from refugees and asylum seekers while they share their incredible story with you and your fellow chefs. In your home or theirs.

Peace MealsJoin established Australians and international dinner guests for dinner at a restaurant in Melbourne

Tamil Feasts Head to the CERES centre in Brunswick on Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights for a Tamil feast of authentic curries, rice and other surprises with vegetarian, vegan and non-vegetarian options. All proceeds go towards supporting Tamil asylum seekers.

Scarf A not for profit organisation that mentors young refugees and asylum seekers in hospitality and job seeking skills in a restaurant setting on a seasonal basis.

Open Table Help reduce food waste and meet your neighbours. Open Table uses surplus food from local business and community gardens to create nutritious feasts where everyone is invited.

Alo PeopleTravel the world with your plate in Melbourne. Help support local families from culturally diverse backgrounds while sharing their stories and recipes for lunch or dinner.

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