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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 chopping, slicing and preparing a range of vegetables, measuring, assembling and packing meals and assisting the chefs during cooking as needed.

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).

In Term 1, 2024, we can accommodate groups of up to 16 students, accompanied by 2 staff, in the Schools’ Kitchen. From Term 2 onwards, once we’re back in our Abbotsford kitchen, groups of up to 20 students and 2 students can be accommodated.

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Other ways to support FareShare

In addition to volunteering in our kitchen, there are other ways you can support FareShare….

Please email schools@fareshare.net.au with any questions you may have about running a food drive or fundraiser, and our Schools Coordinator will be happy to assist.

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