FOOD JUSTICE TRUCK
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