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David Wirrpanda Foundation

To improve the outlook for Aboriginal Australians we must work together to reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our society. We can achieve this by empowering and building capacity among Aboriginal people and their communities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Food

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<p> The Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. This is the basis for all of our mentoring programs. The focus is to increase the retention of Aboriginal students in school, and improve their life choices after leaving school by encouraging further study or entry into the workforce.</p> <p> The Foundation now employs 18 fulltime and 18 part time role models and has a team of dedicated volunteers. This year has seen DWF staff and role models undertake a variety of training to ensure quality delivery of our programs. Mentors have completed Senior First Aid, Food Cents course, Certificate 3 in Drug and Alcohol Counselling training, Suicide Prevention training, Nuts and Bolts, Moorditj Training (sexual health) from Family Planning WA.</p> <p> The Foundation has a dual responsibility to not only develop and deliver its program but to build capacity amongst the staff.has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p> <p> Since commencing operations in 2005, the Foundation has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p>

Farming Champions

Why do we need Farming Champions in Australia and how does the future of farming in our country affect the wider community?

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Animals,Education & Training,Environmental,Family,Food,Local Community

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Australian farmers and pastoralists have stewardship of over 60% of our country. This percentage is diminishing yearly as debt ridden farming businesses are forced to sell out, with the most attractive offers coming from China, India, the Middle East and other countries who are looking towards their future food security. It is notable that they are not purchasing marginal land but choosing the most fertile and productive country.

We want to:

  • Create awareness of the importance of agriculture to all Australians
  • Redefining farming as an ‘ESSENTIAL SERVICE’ -'without food we die!'
  • Raise awareness of the huge challenges farmers are facing and why many are exiting the industry
  • Ask why Australian farms are being sold to China, India, the Middle East and other countries
  • Put agriculture on the top of the ‘POLITICAL MENU’


We need you to become a FARMING CHAMPION, gathering your friends and colleagues to help create an avalanche of support and insure the future of Australian farmers. Without you, farmers do not have the numbers!

Food Allergy Group WA

Support for Parents of Children with Food Allergies in WA.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Food,Local Community,Mental Health

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The Food Allergy Gorup WA was started by myself because there are very few support gorups for Mums, Parents and Carers that you can access online anytime for information or just someone to talk to that knows what it is like to have a child with Anaphylaxis.

My group is a public Facebook Group, but there is also a Members Only MUMS group called No Nuts Mums Perth Australia on Facebook. 

Most support groups are based in the USA or you have to pay to have access to them - Food Allergy Group is Free - we do have a small store which sells some allergy products which can be helpful to keep your child safe.

The Website has Links, Recipes, Information, a Blog and more.

Food Rescue Program

This sensational group rescues perishable, fresh and nutritious food from cafes, caterers, supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it to disadvantaged, vulnerable people.

  • Type:Local Focus,Charity
  • Charity:Food,Local Community

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Food Rescue is a philanthropically funded program run by UnitingCare West.

Food Rescue services disadvantaged people in Western Australia.

It aims to alleviate hunger by saving perishable, fresh, nutritious food from landfill and redistributing to those who need it.

Food is rescued from supermarkets, distribution centres, cafes, restaurants wholesalers, caterers and function centres and is redistributed through a network of agencies and programs that reach the homeless, women and children in crisis, drug and alcohol crisis centres, emergency relief, new arrivals, Indigenous Australians and low and fixed income earners of all ages.

In WA alone, nearly 14,000 people are homeless each night and a further 111,000 per year are at risk of requiring food assistance.

Food Rescue is fully funded through donations by individuals, businesses and philanthropic funding. We require donations and volunteers to continue to operate to service disadvantaged West Australians and do our bit for this amazing planet we live on.

Foodbank Western Australia

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in WA. It provides support for thousands of disadvantaged families each month.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Child Welfare,Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Environmental,Family,Food,Local Community,Mental Health

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Foodbank WA works to ease the suffering of those people affected by prolonged hunger.

In partnership with food donors, and more than 900 community groups, welfare agencies and schools, it provides nutrition support to in excess of 68,000 Western Australian's each month.

Prolonged hunger is a leading health issue. Sufferers are vulnerable to a range of health issues including compromised immunity, reduced bone density and poor organ health.

Children and seniors are most at risk. For children, poor and inadequate nutrition can lead to learning and growth problems and lead to a life of unfulfilled potential.

Foodbank WA has developed nutrition programs to assist people in need with choosing and preparing healthy foods. 

It's School Breakfast Program is the the largest in Australia. Currently operating in 432 schools extending from Kalumburu to Warburton to Esperance the program supports more than 16,000 students benefit each week.

The Foodbank WA network extends from the state head office in Perth into regional centres in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Peel.

Foodbank WA welcomes volunteers and regularly has groups of corporate volunteers attend to assist with its vital work.

To join the fight against prolonged hunger visit www.foodbankwa.org.au of call (08)9258 9277.

 

HeyMuzo.org

A place to help inspire people to play music.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Food,Information & Referral,Local Community,Sport & Recreation

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From original night's, jams, open mics, practice and play sessions, Eat/Learn/Play and even radio segments.
 
We help you however we can so get in touch.

Manna

From what began as the simple act of feeding a few homeless people in a park, Manna has grown to become one of the largest providers of meals for disadvantaged people here in Perth.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Food,Housing & Homeless

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Along the way we have seen other needs that we knew had to be addressed and so began our School Breakfast Program, Winter School Uniform program, the School Cooking Facility, Special functions for Seniors, as well as thousands of food parcels delivered each year. The more contact we have with the community, the more we see that there is a greater need for the services we can offer. 

Whilst all of these different programs are meeting the physical needs of many people, the greatest gift that Manna gives is a sense of family - love, care, respect, - a smile and hug. For many we come in contact with, from the children right through to the seniors, a hug that comes free of any expectations we have found to be worth more than gold. A relationship is formed and they become part of the Manna family… for many the only family they have right now that can be trusted to look out for their well being. 

Here at Manna, we love our big family and would love you to join it and part of assisting the homeless, the children and our precious seniors. 

Meals on Wheels WA

Meals on Wheels is a name familiar to Australians and is at the heart of many communities. It represents helping hands, teamwork and looking out for each other.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Food

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From its inception nearly 60 years ago, Meals on Wheels has grown to become a driving force of care in the community. The delivery of nutritious and affordable meals, together with regular contact and social interaction contributes significantly towards the clients’ wellbeing and independence.

Across Western Australia Meals on Wheels has around 90 Service providers, throughout the Metropolitan, rural and remote regions. Each year in Western Australia close to 930,000 meals are provided to approximately 10,000 clients in their own homes and through dine-in services provided by Community Care Centres.

The majority of clients receiving a Meals on Wheels service are aged between 50 years to 90 plus, however meals on wheels also provides nutritious meals to younger people suffering from disabilities. Every weekday, a whole host of volunteers offer their time to help cook, and prepare, delicious, and healthy 3 course meals which include entrée, main and desert, while keeping in mind the special dietary requirements of many individuals. These meals are then delivered by volunteers directly to each client.

The changing face of Meals on Wheels reflects how the organisation is responding and adapting to the changing face of the community. While the tradition and values of Meals on Wheels remain true to it’s origins, there is a renewed focus on the attributes of a Meals on Wheels service being ‘more than just a meal’. It is the relationship between Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers that assist the client to feel connected and supported by their community, with the trust and rapport built with the client often being a catalyst for linking clients into other services they require to support their goal of remaining in their home. All of these attributes contribute positively to the clients sense of wellness.  

Southern Forests Food Council

The Southern Forest Food Council represents the interests of local producers, culinary and agri-tourism operators, to further the region's status as the biggest food bowl in WA's South West.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Food,Local Community

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The Southern Forest Food Council Inc. was established in September 2012 and takes in the towns of Manjimup, Pemberton, Walpole and Northcliffe. This area is home to an incredible variety of produce and experiences, including around 50 different fruits and vegetables, truffles and boutique produce, dairy and cattle farms, as well as award-winning wineries and exceptional culinary experiences. In all, the agricultural sector is valued at around $96 million per annum, making it the area's most significant economic driver and representing a major opportunity to drive growth in the region.

The Food Council plays a critical role in unifying the area's diverse producers to strengthen economic performance, attract further investment, create jobs, promote regional pride and ultimately achieve recognition as a highly regarded culinary tourism destination.

The Food Council was initially founded by a group of passionate local producers and those recognising the benefits that food-tourism could bring the area in late 2010. Its role was formalised following receipt of funding under the State Government's SuperTowns initiative. A steering committee, incorporating the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, Shire of Manjimup and South West Development Commission, was set up to support and monitor the project, with the Council's first Executive Officer Jeff Pow being appointed in October 2012. A Committee of Management comprising of local producers was formed to help steer the direction of its work.

Through the State Government's Royalties for Regions' Manjimup SuperTowns initiative, the Southern Forests Food Council was awarded a $5 million investment as part of a $7 million allocation to the Shire of Manjimup for its Agricultural Expansion Project, in May 2012. SuperTowns is an $85.5 million initiative, under the Royalties for Regions program, to support population growth in southern WA. To date 17 major projects have been identified for funding across nine strategically located SuperTowns; Boddington, Collie, Esperance, Jurien Bay, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Morawa and Northam. The program is administered by the Western Australian Government’s Department of Regional Development and Lands.

Overview

The Southern Forest Food Council represents the interests of local producers, culinary and agri-tourism operators, to further the region's status as the biggest food bowl in WA's South West.

Read About Truffle Kerfuffle Southern Forest Food Festival

 

Starick Services Inc

Starick Services Inc provides crisis accommodation and support services for families experiencing family/domestic violence.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Child Welfare,Emergency Relief,Family,Food,Housing & Homeless,Information & Referral

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Youth Futures WA

At Youth Futures we are driven by the belief that all young people matter, regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Family,Food,Housing & Homeless,Mental Health,Migrants,Youth Welfare

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Description

Each year our passionate team work with some of WA's most at-risk young people, providing them with the skills, opportunities and support they need to break the cycle of disadvantage. Our services include;

* Accommodation & Support for young people experiencing homelessness

* Education programs for disengaged young people and early school leavers 

* Emergency Relief  (food, toiletries and public transport passes for young people experiencing financial stress)

* Outreach Support (providing street present young people with information on mental health, drugs and alcohol, education and safe sex) 

* Case Management (empowering young people to address their underlying issues and helping them plan for a better future). 

* Drug Education and Support 

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