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Dinners, festivals and street based activations that seek to gather people and create connection around enjoying a meal or trying new tastes.

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Brings together newly arrived and established Australians over a pot luck meal in a local home.
www.joiningthedots.org/the-welcome-dinner-project

Every Friday night, Wentworth Point residents come together to meet new and old friends at the Community Central BBQ, managed by the Kayak Club. The BBQ starts around 6pm and runs through until 9.30pm.
For many residents, this is the way that they become part of our community. Everyone is welcome. Just turn up and someone will welcome you and introduce you around.
www.wentworthpointcommunity.org/BBQ.html

An online platform that allows you to set up a schedule for meal deliveries to people who have just had a baby, surgery or are ill. This way they don’t get 5 casseroles on the one day.
www.mealtrain.com/

Do something great with an extra plate! Cook a bit extra, share it with those in need.
www.casseroleclub.com.au

Befriend is a Perth based not-for-profit that works to connect people with community and foster a culture of inclusion through events, social gatherings and training programs.
www.befriend.org.au/

Food connect is a food distribution social enterprise providing wholesale and retail service throughout South East Queensland. We work directly with local farmers in a transparent risk sharing relationship with consumers though a unique community distribution system. We conduct farm tours and events that build a new ethical food system promoting regerative agriculture, strong local economies and resilient communities.
www.foodconnect.com.au/

Social enterprise, connecting community members with local organic farmers.
Demand - supply - volunteers.  Volunteers on a daily basis, facilitate the provision of over 400 fruit & vegetable products from over 150 local farms across the FNQ region.  This facilitates a local market for local farmers.
The program also assists farmers to transition to organic farming practices.
www.realfoodnetwork.com.au

Detroit SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun. It is a monthly dinner where 3 groups who need investment come to present to the dinner guests. The money from the event ticket goes to a chosen group. Aim is to change the way people engage with the democratic process by establishing neighbourhood relational hubs across the city.
www.detroitsoup.com/

Grow it Local is a project that celebrates backyard, balcony, community and windowsill food farming in urban areas. It’s about supporting local food producers, sharing growing know-how and bringing people together.
www.growitlocal.com.au