As a social enterprise STREAT provides hospitality training to young people experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of being homeless.
STREAT’s response to COVID-19 brought together food social enterprises to create Moving Feast with the aim of continuing employment for people working in social enterprises but also to provide good, wholesome nutritious food to vulnerable communities across Melbourne.
This collective of social enterprises includes chefs in kitchens, delivery drivers, staff at a distribution centre and depot who pack and deliver food. They also have gardeners planting seeds and seedlings to grow vegetables to stock the collective’s kitchens for future meals.
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has funded social enterprises since 2009 and has provided grants to many of the social enterprises in the Moving Feast collective. The Foundation’s grant to STREAT will support and enable Moving Feast to provide food for vulnerable communities and assist in creating and maintaining employment within the social enterprise sector during the pandemic.