Why we started
Help us share more beautiful food experiences and bring joy to people by connecting 3 things we have an abundance of:
- People who want to volunteer
- People experiencing loneliness and isolation
Why? Because nothing brings people together like sharing a meal. But it’s about much more than just feeding people.
A Beautiful Food Experience supports people experiencing isolation because of life’s many challenges; whether that’s ageing, physical and mental health issues, language barriers or access to safe and affordable housing, this project exists because everyone deserves A Beautiful Food Experience.
It's about creating a place where people know they are welcome; where they can share food and conversation in a safe and inviting space and feel part of their community.
“I’m house bound and unable to get anywhere by myself, this event is the only time I get out and can connect with others. I’m forever grateful for the invention of the hoist bus and for all the work everyone has put in to make this happen”
What we do
For the past year and a half year we have been bringing joy to 100 people each month who come together from over 20+ community service organisations who are welcomed and looked after by our team of over 40 volunteers. The project is powered by our volunteers and made possible with generous support from four restaurants: Köy Restaurant, Simply Spanish, Paco Y Lola and Claypots Evening Star and support from the City of Port Philip and South Melbourne Market.
“I enjoyed the food, atmosphere, chatting with people - it has made my day - my week feel special and given me something to look forward to.”
Help create more beautiful food experiences
#GivingTuesday 3rd December Campaign: let’s raise $2500 to support more Beautiful Food Experiences for those in need of some joy in their lives
With a number of restaurants expressing interest and more volunteers signing up, its time to expand Beautiful Food Experience to other local communities. This project doesn’t need a lot to run, but to expand to new locations we do need to raise some funds.
Giving Tuesday, December 3rd is a global day that unites people in a concentrated day of giving back to the organisations and community projects that are doing good in the world. It’s a day to unite and celebrate in acts of generosity.
As part of Giving Tuesday 2019 A Beautiful Food Experience is aiming to raise $2500 to improve its website to make it easier for people in need to access the community lunches and to support expanding to new locations to bring more joy to more people in need.
If you want to contribute in other ways...
If you'd like to contribute in other ways, we'd love to hear from you.
If you have an idea about getting a business involved, would like to volunteer at an event, or want to help with filming the stories of the people who come along please get in touch by heading to the website and select from the options to Get Involved:
- Film and Photography
- City Council