Disadvantaged Queenslanders who haven’t enjoyed a roast lunch in years are raving about the quality of FareShare meals cooked in our new Brisbane kitchen.

“Wow”, “amazing”, “fantastic” was just some of the feedback from last Saturday’s free lunch served by Brisbane charity Dig In.  

The Spare Ribs I had last week were amazing. The sauce on top was so good and one of the best meals I have ever had. This week is no different. The roast pork was fantastic. I haven’t had a roast in years and I really enjoyed the salty crackling and the vegetables were great.  (Ross).

Dig In, our Brisbane kitchen’s first community partner, serves FareShare meals in the city’s Fortitude Valley where many rough sleepers and people in temporary accommodation are doing it tough.

Curtis Sciacca, one of Dig In’s three founders, said thanks to FareShare, Dig In now aims to put on a second community lunch each week to feed up to 100 people.

Curtis (right) from Dig In collects FareShare chef James’ roast pork.

“We cannot thank you enough for everything,” he said. “The meals were incredibly well received and enjoyed by everyone. People really appreciate that someone has gone to the trouble to cook them a meal.”

All I can say is wow! The mash potato was by far the best mash I have had. Chicken with it had heaps of flavouring and was a delicious meal. (Greg)

FareShare Brisbane chef James Fien whose roast pork with sweet potatoes, green beans and button squash went down a treat last weekend, lent a hand at a recent community meal.  

“You should see the joy on people’s faces when they get a home-cooked meal,” he said. “It gives them a real sense of worth to receive food like this.”

Exceptional roast pork.  Seriously how good! Was never expecting to get a roast dinner anytime soon. Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all who cooked this. Saturday is certainly something I look forward to now and the food was great.  (Elias)