'Mealraiser' feeds hundreds in need

Published 6:00am 3 December 2022

'Mealraiser' feeds hundreds in need
Words by Nick Crockford

More than 420 free hot meals were delivered to people in need recently, thanks to The Mini Farm Project’s signature fundraiser.

In the Spirit of Giving used ticket sales at participating venues to pay for the free meals which were distributed by local charities.

Caboolture Sports Club made 250 meals which were distributed by Meals on Wheel Moreton Bay, Sandstone Point Lions and Sandstone Point IGA,

Recipients includes Caboolture Community Action, the Breakfast Club in Redcliffe and victims of domestic violence and the homeless on Bribie.

Aspley Hornets made 117 hot meals for the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter and Extraction Artisan Coffee, in Slacks Creek, 58 meals for Fishers of Men to distribute.

'Mealraiser' feeds hundreds in need

Nick Steiner, founder of The Mini Farm Project, said the ‘mealraiser’ was a “direct impact” event to help those in need.

“We need out-of-the-box solutions to resolve food insecurity and this fundraiser is one of them,” he said.

“We would like to thank all our venue partners and charity partners for making our first event such a success.

“Extra thanks to Wendy at Meals on Wheels Morten Bay for transporting the meals for us.”

The Mini Farm Project is looking to fund a new charity farm in Wamuran which will service charities in the Moreton Bay Region.

'Mealraiser' feeds hundreds in need

Wamuran joins the network’s Millen Farm, Samford and Loganlea State High School. Barns Lane Farm, Coolum will take the tally to four when it opens late next year.

The Mini Farm Project was started in 2014 by Nick Steiner in his back yard providing free produce to Caboolture Community Action.

“I saw a lot of people still going hungry each day and it was important for me to ensure that people in a position of need were receiving good quality and nutritious food” he said.

Anyone can make a donation and Buy a Box or buy coffee to help fund the organisation’s farms. 

For more information click here

'Mealraiser' feeds hundreds in need

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