Reconciliation

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

FareShare’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) signifies our commitment to helping improve food insecurity for First Nations peoples living in remote, very remote, regional, outer regional, discrete communities and urban parts of Australia. 

We believe that a RAP will support us to build our knowledge of, and respect for, First Nations history and culture and help us to develop that knowledge in both our staff and also our wider community of volunteers, stakeholders, and donors.

Our Reflect RAP has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, and can be viewed here: 

Reconciliation Action Plan launch 2022

We launched our RAP during NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) with two exciting events, one in Meanjin (Brisbane) and one in Narrm (Melbourne).

Our Meanjin event took place at our Morningside location on 6 July. It included a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, Yidaki Performance with dancers, presentation of our RAP and custom artwork, and a First Nations-inspired lunch cooked by our amazing chefs. 

Our Narrm event took place at our Abbotsford kitchen on 7 July with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony performed by a Wurundjeri Elder, presentation of our RAP and custom artwork.

You can find images of these events on our Facebook and Instagram channels. 

Acknowledgement of Country

FareShare respects and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands where our charity is located and where we operate. FareShare is committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

Jason Mollenhauer, our First Nations Officer, coordinates our meal program for First Nations communities and services from our Brisbane kitchen.

Jason was born on Wakka Wakka Country and has extensive family lines and connections in Meanjin (Brisbane) together with many years’ experience in community development and achieving outcomes with and for First Nations Australians.

“I am passionate and committed to improving food insecurity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in remote, regional and urban parts of Australia,” says Jason. “Poor nutrition and diet-related chronic conditions are responsible for a large portion of ill health experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Improving nutrition and food security are fundamentally important in ‘Closing the Gap’ for First Nations peoples.”

Jason leads FareShare’s work in supporting regional and remote communities where access to affordable, nutritious food is often limited and logistics challenging. He also coordinates activities closer to the kitchen, including our support of local community groups and services. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

FareShare respects and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands where our charity is located and where we operate. FareShare is committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.