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 struggling to provide for their families. Our ultimate aim is to fill our members with newfound confidence, employable skills and effective techniques to help heal their wounds, improve their lives and find work.
Working with local schools in the Yarra Ranges (outer eastern 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.
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.
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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 ♥