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About FareShare's Schools in the Kitchen program

The FareShare Schools in the Kitchen program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the reality of food insecurity in our community and begin their own response to the issue through action.

Students will also learn about food waste and food rescue. They may even pick up some cooking, communication and teamwork skills while making a tangible difference to people experiencing food insecurity.

In the FareShare Schools’ Kitchen, students undertake a range of practical tasks such as rolling pastry, lining quiche trays, assembling and cooking sausage rolls and quiches and packing meals.

The Schools in the Kitchen Program operates during term time on Mondays to Thursdays, commencing at 9am and finishing at approximately 12:30pm (3.5 hours).

We welcome groups of 2 staff and up to 18 students in the Schools’ Kitchen. A school can book a maximum of four sessions per year.

Schools in the Kitchen shifts cost $600 (+GST) per session (includes morning tea, apron hire and hairnet). Funding is available for disadvantaged schools.

On the tools in the kitchen

What teachers and students have to say

Other ways to support FareShare

In addition to volunteering in our kitchen, there are other ways to support FareShare. You could run a food drive or organise a fundraiser.

To learn more about running a food drive please email schools@fareshare.net.au and we will let you know the ingredients our chefs need.