Launched on 15 July 2016, it’s been an exciting time as Nourish Network finds its feet and place in the local community.
Nourish is a volunteer-based, holistic outreach program developed to educate, empower and support parents and guardians finding it difficult to provide for their families.
Working with local schools in the Yarra Ranges (outer east of Melbourne), families are selected based on circumstances and their willingness to participate and eventually give back to their community.
A member-only program, Nourish partners with SecondBite and local businesses and organizations to provide a weekly allocation of fruit, vegetables, bread, eggs, recipes and nutritional information, wellbeing resources, friendship, and support.
As well as providing nourishment for their bodies, we also aim to help heal their souls by providing a place for respite where people can connect with others in similar situations and enjoy a variety of activities and therapies.
We used 2016 as a pilot year with a small group to gain insight into the social, emotional and financial struggles our members face so we are better able to provide for their needs. read more →
My husband had left me and I was devastated. Feeling very unwell, shaky, sweaty and very, very anxious and had been having thoughts of taking my own life. read more →
A friend of mine recently posted on facebook for anyone who could donate leftover school stationery and other items for three kids whose dad recently passed away (he was a single parent). She was blown away by the response and generosity of people who just want to give and it has resulted in more than school stationery, with Christmas gifts for the kids as well. – Dee ♥