Mission to build a food secure future needs $2.5 million funding


The Election Selection showcases The Courier’s picks for what Ballarat projects need a funding promise in the lead up to the November state election.  People experiencing food insecurity in Ballarat will soon have improved access to fresh food, if a Ballarat Foundation bid for state government funding is successful.  FILLING STOMACHS: 11-year-old Blair and 9-year-old Tasha at the Yuille … Continue reading Mission to build a food secure future needs $2.5 million funding

Supporting programs to break the harsh cycle of disadvantage


Not for profits working in key priority areas in Ballarat can now apply for financial assistance. It is part of a Ballarat Foundation bid to break the cycle of disadvantage in Ballarat and surrounding areas.  CHANGE: Uniting Ballarat’s Meals for Change program will celebrate its third birthday this year. Beechworth Bakery Manager Ellice Frawley holds … Continue reading Supporting programs to break the harsh cycle of disadvantage

Feed Ballarat Appeal launched to fight city’s hidden hunger


A new fundraising campaign is creating a united effort to address food insecurity in Ballarat The Feed Ballarat Appeal is a call to action to ensure every person, child, and family has continuous access to safe and nutritious food.  RELIEF: Harvest Ministry of Food supervisor Pam Halliday helps distribute food to people in need as part of … Continue reading Feed Ballarat Appeal launched to fight city’s hidden hunger

Ballarat is going hungry, food security report reveals shocking reality


The people going hungry in Ballarat are not who you may immediately think. A new report released on Friday reveals a deeply entrenched and complex problem in the Ballarat community. More than 12 per cent of Ballarat’s population experience food insecurity, a conservative estimate according to health professionals. Monash University dietitian students surveyed 100 Ballarat community members who accessed emergency … Continue reading Ballarat is going hungry, food security report reveals shocking reality

Short film tells the story behind Ballarat’s food insecurity stats


A short documentary highlighting food insecurity in Ballarat will premiere on screens at Ballarat Community Health today. The four minute Ballarat Foundation film created by video production team Mass Motion will tell the story behind shocking statistics.  DINNER: The table is set for Food for Thought, an Asian banquet using rescued food which was held in … Continue reading Short film tells the story behind Ballarat’s food insecurity stats

Dinner sorted at Plate Up Ballarat’s pop up food truck event


Plate Up Ballarat will showcase the best of Ballarat’s mobile food businesses on Wednesday evening. Peter Balchin will be serving up burgers, salad, seafood and chips from his food truck Grill Your Hunger at the Hump Day Pop Up Food Truck event.  LOCAL PRODUCE: Peter Balchin will be serving up burgers, salad, seafood and chips from … Continue reading Dinner sorted at Plate Up Ballarat’s pop up food truck event