Free to Feed is a not-for-profit social enterprise in awe of the potential and spirit of refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants – and appreciative of what they want to offer as new community members – we aim to champion their unique skills and individual stories.
Free to Feed was founded in late 2015 with the express purpose of assisting people seeking asylum to a. find meaningful employment opportunities using their existing skills and experiences and b. facilitate community interconnectivity and break the stifling sense of social isolation often faced by these new arrivals.
We run a dynamic training and professional development program that is delivered by credible and knowledgeable industry experts. We provide a nurturing and empowering work environment and build a strong and supportive community around each of our participants. In 2018 we provided over 4,000 hours of paid training, ran 362 life-changing events and distributed over $100,000 in wages to refugees and people seeking asylum.
Free to Feed’s advocacy is delivered through a number of food-oriented initiatives. We’re a mobile cooking school hosting classes and workshops, we run events, catering and immersive food experiences; we’re also home to a growing pantry stocked full of beautiful spices authentically blended by our cooks in residence.
What better place to celebrate traditions and memories, stories and new experiences than over a feasting table? After all, for every one of us, these things are so often inextricably linked to sharing food and cooking with friends and family.