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

‘Wake up call’ film generates deeper understanding of food insecurity


A new short film that tells the story of food insecurity in Ballarat has been described as a ‘wake up call’. The film presents the issue of limited and uncertain access to enough food as complex and deeply ingrained in the Ballarat community. Opening shots present the shocking statistic that 78 per cent of people who … Continue reading ‘Wake up call’ film generates deeper understanding of food insecurity

New CEO says Ballarat Foundation to have greater impact


The way the Ballarat Foundation works with other organisations to make a collective impact is what first attracted Matt Jenkins to the role of board member. DRIVING FORCE: Ballarat Foundation’s Matt Jenkins has stepped into the role of chief executive officer. He stands in front of Chatham House. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric Now as the new chief … Continue reading New CEO says Ballarat Foundation to have greater impact

Food insecurity on agenda, report recommends fresher food for those going hungry


The need for emergency food relief in Ballarat is on the rise, with food insecurity impacting more members of the community than ever before. A new Ballarat Community Health report Impacts of Food Insecurity in Ballarat reveals the shocking reality of those going hungry. Of the 100 charitable food relief clients surveyed for the report, 76 per cent said … Continue reading Food insecurity on agenda, report recommends fresher food for those going hungry

More fresh food for all with expansion set for YMCA community garden


  Give someone accessing emergency food relief an extra $20 and they will buy meat, vegetables and fruit.  FRESH AND GREEN: YMCA Ballarat health promotions officer Georgia Savage is excited to work on the expansion of the community garden, to supply more fresh food for all. The garden will expand from six to 18 beds … Continue reading More fresh food for all with expansion set for YMCA community garden

OUR SAY | This is a problem Ballarat really shouldn’t have


Just as one cannot guess at the magnitude of Ballarat’s homelessness by simply spotting those sleeping rough, food insecurity can not be easily evaluated. For most comfortable people in a thriving, growing city the notion that people are going hungry everyday seems alien, almost impossible.   But that is exactly what is happening in Ballarat and … Continue reading OUR SAY | This is a problem Ballarat really shouldn’t have