May 28, 2021
Last updated on June 7, 2021
With Victoria now in a circuit breaker lockdown, you and your community can support these cafes and catering businesses who are delivering meals to homes and/or providing great takeaway options.
Asslym Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Catering
As a social enterprise of the ASRC, this catering service exists to create pathways to employment for people seeking asylum. Their vegetarian menu is inspired by the cultures of the people they employ, delivering a global food experience with impact. Their catering arm is currently providing delivery and pick up options. Check it out here.
Cafe on the Park
This is a cafe with a difference. Everything is cooked on site and offers fresh, nutritious and delicious meals. Every time you purchase from Cafe on the Park you are not only supporting local but also doing your bit for others. Check it out here.
Stories have always been shared over a good meal, but this unique social enterprise offers native Australian flavours that are inextricably linked with memory and emotion, inspired by the land that produced them. Check it out here.
Kinfolk believe in eating well for good. Their dining room may be closed yet there are still many ways to enjoy a taste of Kinfolk. You can order coffee and take away options at their sister cafe Sibling in Carlton, order groceries & house specialities for your home, surprise loved ones with gifts or enjoy a dose of serotonin by donating. Check it out here.
Now and Not Yet
This local community cafe believes its better to give then receive, so puts its profits back into supporting the Warrandyte community. They are currently serving takeaway options to keep you caffeinated and fed. Check it out here.
Pouring for a Purpose is the hospitality and retail arm of Social Engine, where great baristas are trained and exceptional coffee is served. They create opportunities for young people who deserve a second chance while providing coffee and catering options. Check it out here.
Society Melbourne provide a suite of social enterprises that together create impact to solve the problem of homelessness. Their flagship venue – home.one in Brunswick is open during lockdown for take away coffee and great takeaway food options. Check it out here.
The Sorghum Sisters
The Sorghum Sisters was created to support the needs of the African community in Carlton, providing opportunities for employment and social engagement. They provide authentic African cuisine catering options, sure to keep you satisfied during the snap lockdown. Check it out here.
Youth homelessness and disadvantage are hard to swallow. That’s why STREAT works to stop it, one mouthful at a time. They are still providing catering and delivery options during lockdown, including bread, coffee, vegetable boxes and more. Check it out here.
Wild Timor Coffee
Wild Timor Coffee beans are more than just coffee – each one represents support provided for a developing community. They are still providing ethical, delicious coffee delivered to your door during lockdown as well as a range of gifts and merchandise via their online store. Check it out here.
Buying from an Australian Social Traders certified social enterprise means your spend will help support an important social or environmental cause. To browse our full list of certified social enterprises you can visit the Social Enterprise Finder here.