FOOD JUS­TICE TRUCK

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OPENED: Au­gust 12, 2015

An eth­i­cal, award-win­ning mo­bile gro­cer, the Food Jus­tice Truck launched in Mel­bourne in Au­gust in an ef­fort to tackle food in­se­cu­rity for the state’s 10,000 asy­lum seek­ers.

The world’s first mo­bile re­tail model that sup­ports asy­lum seek­ers is a so­cial en­ter­prise by the Asy­lum Seeker Re­source Cen­tre (ASRC) and of­fers asy­lum seek­ers lo­cally sourced pro­duce at a 75% dis­count and mar­ket-rate prices for the gen­eral pub­lic. This com­mu­nity-led ap­proach means shop­pers are pos­i­tively and di­rectly im­pact­ing the se­cure pro­vi­sion of af­ford­able fresh food for asy­lum seek­ers.

The truck, which was de­signed and con­structed by Cobalt-Niche and funded by a 900 strong crowd­fund­ing cam­paign that was launched by ASRC Am­bas­sador and founder of Car­man’s Fine Foods, Carolyn Creswell, and Nam Quach, Mayor of Maribyrnong.

Ev­ery Tues­day, 3–6pm at Thomas­town Pri­mary School, Spring St, Thomas­town. En­ter via High Street or Ste­wart Street

Ev­ery Wed­nes­day from early Septem­ber, 12-6pm in front of Wes­ley Church Mel­bourne, 148 Lons­dale St

Ev­ery Fri­day, 3–6pm at Footscray Pri­mary School, cnr Gee­long Rd and Barkly St

asrc.org.au/food­jus­tice

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