UWS teams up with FareShare

Well done to the UWS team for volunteering at the Fareshare kitchen in Abbottsford.

For the past twenty years Fareshare has been rescuing quality food and cooking it into nutritious meals for people doing it tough and, as a charity, relies on the generosity of philanthropic foundations, businesses and individual donors.

During Covid, Fareshare was forced to suspend its normal volunteer program but was able to engage unemployed chefs with State Government assistance.  In the past few weeks many of these chefs have been returning to paid work, but volunteers have not been returning in the numbers Fareshare needs; in addition, its corporate and schools programs will not be back in full operation until May 17.

In April, Fareshare put out a Mayday call for volunteers and UWS staff responded immediately.  On 2 nights over the past few weeks we contributed to the making, baking and packaging of over 600 sausage rolls and 400 double serves of cottage pie at Fareshare’s Abbotsford facilities.

If you would like to assist Fareshare, please call Fareshare on 9428 0044.