Carevan Wangaratta is a registered not-for-profit organisation that utilises an unpaid committee plus a team of local volunteers who since February 2011 deliver meals three times a week in Wangaratta. These wholesome meals are for people (our clients) within our local community who may be either homeless or due to family and financial pressures are struggling to provide food for themselves and often their families.
The Wangaratta Carevan does not receive any formal financial funding other than random donations of mainly food and sometimes financial assistance from local community groups or our business leaders.
As far as our outgoings are concerned we are fully autonomous and are not required to pay royalties, licensee fees, wages etc, which enables us to distribute the majority of donations to directly benefit our clients.
Besides delivering meals on a regular basis the Carevan Wangaratta Inc. Board partners whenever possible with local community agencies like Anglicare, Loaves & Fishes – Christians Caring, Borinya School, Junction Support Services, Wangaratta High School, The Centre, and Ovens & King to promote awareness about important subjects like anti-poverty, homelessness plus the benefits of healthy eating.
We operate 3 nights a week, from 6pm-7pm at the following locations:
MONDAY (Yarrunga): Bindall Ave Park
TUESDAY (West End): Rotunda/BBQ Area between Ross and Lowe Courts (Off Rangeview Ave)
WEDNESDAY (Central): Apex Park, pavilion/undercover area