FareShare is pleased to announce we are a charity partner once again for the Upstream Challenge on November 14.
This time, in addition to the testing but picturesque 50km sponsored walk along the Yarra, the Challenge will offer a gentler 20km alternative.
The Upstream 50km Challenge has a new start at Gosch’s Paddock (diagonally opposite Richmond railway station) and concludes in Donvale for celebrations and food.
The Upstream 20km Challenge starts at Yarra Flats, meanders along the Yarra River and Mullum Mullum Creek to cross the line at Donvale Christian College.
Participants can enter the event as an individual or team. There is no registration fee, however each participant must commit to collect a minimum of $200 in donations, $50 of which will need to be donated at the time of registration.
With four months to get fit, we’d love to see as many of our friends, supporters and volunteers as possible take part. Watch our Facebook posts for updates on training sessions. See you in Donvale!
When you have three similar vans rescuing food and delivering free meals it’s easy to get confused about names.
FareShare found referring to our vans by numbers or regos was a recipe for chaos. So we asked our supporters to think of names. And what better name than Van?
Rather than giving the nod to international superstars like Van Halen, Van Morrison and Jean-Claude Van Damme, we decided to shine a light on some local talent.
So meet Van Badham (left) and Van Walker. Vanessa ‘Van’ Badham is a writer and theatre-maker. Donovan ‘Van’ Walker is a singer-songwriter, who travels the country in his own van performing gigs.
“It’s the best day of my career,” laughed Van Badham, who lives in Melbourne’s CBD. “As a social justice and environmental activist, I think FareShare is great because it addresses both issues. There are no negatives. It’s inarguable. I’m really stoked to have my name on something which I believe in whole-heartedly.” Continue reading
How much food do you waste?
We all love food – so why do we throw so much of it away? Join FareShare for a special screening of Just Eat It, an award-winning documentary which attempts to answer the big question. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is wasted each year, they pledge to quit food shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking…
Screening: Thursday, 30 July at 6:00pm at Cinema Nova, Lygon St, Carlton.
Tickets: $25 for adults, $20 concession (student/senior) including welcome drink.
Click here to book your ticket
See you there!