Pop-up Food Relief Markets
CALD Victorians Networking for Healthy Culturally Appropriate Food Choices
About the project
Since 2020 to-date, in a partnership approach model, based at Living and Learning Pakenham, AfriAus iLEAC has been distributing culturally appropriate food relief packages called ‘Luvpacks’, and other basic needs to 470 Victorian African and other Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) single mothers, mothers with large families, low income earners, unemployed, under-employed women, refugees and asylum seekers. At this stage, AfriAus iLEAC distributes the ‘Luvpacks’ to target African Victorians and other CALD families, homeless people and asylum seekers, facing financial hardship.
How can you benefit?
The current pop-up food relief markets provide FREE culturally appropriate food packages – called ‘Luvpacks’ – in a dignified way, to vulnerable African Victorian and other CALD single mothers, women with large families, unemployed, under-employed (low income earners), jobseekers, women with disabilities, mothers with children with disabilities, international students, new arrivals (refugee and asylum seekers). To encourage and embrace choice, some of the food items are on display for people to walk around and choose what they want. Choice is very critical as some people react to certain foods. The displayed food include ethnic fresh vegetables, fruits fish and selected staple pre-packaged dried foods.
Also, AfriAus iLEAC facilitates the provision of culturally appropriate health literacy, food literacy and financial counselling to targeted individuals or small groups, face-to-face and/or online. The counselling sessions are conducted via the partnership with Tender Care Services, Klinical Support Services, Living and Learning Pakenham (LLP), to mention a few partner organisations. It is expected that some of the targeted people will be enabled to start managing their finances and spend wisely according to their earnings.
The following activities are delivered via the LUVPACKS Partnership:
- Provision of culturally appropriate food packages – called ‘Luvpacks’. To encourage and embrace choice, some of the food items are on display for people to walk around and choose what they need. Choice is very critical as some people react to certain foods. The displayed food includes ethnic fresh vegetables, fruits fish and selected staple pre- packaged dried foods.
Why the Department is Funding this Activity
The Pop-up Food Relief Markets aim to ensure that:
- People facing vulnerability can more easily access healthy and culturally appropriate food relief, in a
- People accessing food relief are supported to access other community supports and services, and to increase their food literacy and food security.
- Community support is enhanced through the establishment of partnerships or networks of
community organisations that endure into the future.
Activity start date and end date:
21/11/2022 to 16/06/2023.
Culturally and linguistically diverse people; immigrants and migrants; refugees and asylum seekers; particular religious groups; people with disability; homeless people
Other: International students
Calendar of our “Free food corner” pop up markets
UPCOMING- 27th May 2023, Cardinia Shire
Cardinia- Officer– 4th Feb 2023, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Please complete the online pre-order form 3 days before coming to the pop up market so that we can prepare your Luvpack bag/s of goodies in advance!