Eating is Not a Privilege
Feeding Your Family
Your Human Right*
Every day of the week
- Access to free meals
- Access to free or low cost organic fruit and vegetables
- Activities on key topics of interest to the community
- Art programs
- Guest speakers
- Demonstrations from other community groups
- Discussion workshops
The five communities being engaged are:
Refugee & Asylum Seeker CommunityDisability CommunityYouth CommunityAboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders CommunityOlder Persons Community
The Cafés will engage volunteer staff from within these communities utilising "time credits" under the UrCommunity Timebanking System (for more information, please refer to the Timebanking program).
The volunteer staff will receive training from Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) as well as in house training from the experienced management and mentoring, team undertaking the community business programs.
Some of the participants will also have the opportunity of receiving additional tertiary training relevant to their own aspirational needs dependent upon which role they are fulfilling in the Café, as part of the developed business model.
All participants receive sufficient training to ensure that they can utilise the UrCommunity Timebanking System (UTS) and are work ready with support from employment agencies. The aim is to assist each individual who wishes to participate to self-determine and reach their own outcomes. A main measure of the success of the model will be based on the individuals involved own assessment of whether their chosen outcomes were realised.
This allows all those participating or attending the UrCommunity Café to be part of a unique model that is centred on the values of trust, inclusiveness, connectedness and respect, giving members the opportunity to share meals, stories, issues and participate in a true community space regardless of their financial situation, background, preferences, circumstances, physical or mental standing.
If you're interested in becoming a UrCommunity team member or finding out more, please go to the Volunteering tab under Programs or Contact Us.
If you're interested in becoming a UrCommunity team member or finding out more, please go to the 'Volunteering - http://www.urcommunity.com.au/volunteering.html' page.
*Article 25.1 - http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ ** https://www.acoss.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ACOSS_Poverty-in-Australia-Report_Web-Final.pdf *** Please note that our free meal program is available at our cafés EVERY day of the week. Our UrCommunity Hubs will supply free meals at specific days and times as advertised at each Hub site. (Please note that until a café is established the use of the term café on this site or any of our other literature, refers to the HFH)