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Shout Lunch Day is a simple way to make a difference to the thousands of people in our city who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Robyn Ryan

Robyn preparing for Shout Lunch Day

This fun fundraiser is part of the Feed Melbourne Appeal which raises funds for charities across Melbourne, with one third of all donations going to FareShare.

Robyn, who has been volunteering at FareShare for five years, has put her own twist on Shout Lunch Day.

Robyn is baking for fellow FareShare volunteers on Thursday, April 28 and everyone who supports Robyn’s efforts will quadruple their donations to Feed Melbourne.

Why? Because Robyn will match their generosity dollar for dollar and Appeal partners Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation will in turn match hers.

If you would like to host an event  for Feed Melbourne, click here and enter a few simple details to register.  Your event will be listed on the Feed Melbourne Appeal website so your colleagues and friends can donate online.

All hosts will go into a draw for a very special prize – a meal for 12 cooked in our kitchen by the wonderful Jerry Mai, head chef at Pho Nom.  Good luck Robyn.


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The Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, based at the St Albans church, has received a $15,000 grant from LeaderÕs Feed Melbourne campaign to buy additional shelving, cupboard & storage space, a trolley, upgrade its delivery van and buy more food (including meats, eggs, dairy, oil, sugar). Please get a photo of Charlie Desira, one of the food bankÕs volunteers. More than 200 families sometimes attend the food bank every week.

Charlie Desira, Loaves and Fishes. Photo: Leader Community News

As the housing affordability crisis bites in Melbourne, more people face a daily struggle to put food on the table.

FareShare is proud to be a founder partner of the Feed Melbourne Appeal which makes a vital difference to people in our city trying to keep a roof over their head and feed their family.

The joint Appeal with Leader Community News and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation runs until May 15 and helps FareShare cook hundreds of thousands of meals each year. Feed Melbourne also gives grants to many smaller organisations such as the soup vans, community food banks, school meal programs and crisis centres which distribute our meals.

One Appeal recipient last year was Loaves and Fishes, a St Albans based charity which hands out around 250 food parcels each week to people who are struggling.

“We get people from all walks of life – single parents, refugees, people struggling to get work, people with disabilities,” co-founder Charlie Desira said.

Thanks to $15,000 from the Feed Melbourne Appeal, the charity can expand its cool room and support an additional 100 families this year.

If you are able to make a tax deductible donation, your gift will be doubled because the Foundation matches donations up to a total of $250,000. It’s a great way to make a difference in our community.To find out more or donate, please visit Feed Melbourne.