In February 2011, we commenced serving meals of a Monday and Wednesday night. This was Wangaratta Carevan Inc. Committee members under a 3 month trial. Volunteers were then inducted, and commenced serving clients in April 2011. Our location was Victory Life Church on Monday nights and Apex Park on Wednesday nights.
In the beginning, cook-up of meals from food donated by the Wangaratta Carevan Inc. Committee was in the industrial kitchen at Avian Park. After preparation, they were snap frozen and stored in freezers for service nights.
February 2014, The Inner Wheel Club of Wangaratta received a grant to provide the cook-ups for Wangaratta Carevan Inc.. The grant was from Community Food for All Forum (CFFAF). The aim's to ensure groups work together to make the best use of local resources to help those in need.
Inner Wheel monthly cook-ups commenced on Sunday's. Using the Avian Park Raceway kitchen and food donations from local businesses. The group cooks, snap freezes the hearty meals.
Since 2015, cook-up’s at The Centre’ using their commercial kitchen in Chisholm Street. In 2015 Wangaratta Carevan Inc. were invited from the West End Committee to start service on Tuesday nights. This was the area between Ross Court and Lowe Court off Rangeview Drive.
Local business’ help with donations of food items. Woolworths, providing fruit and vegetables are part of the rescued programme. Food rescue is paramount. Meat is either donated or purchased with monetary donations.
Inner Wheel mentors VCAL students once a month. They receive training to prepare and cook meals for Wangaratta Carevan Inc.
The Food Committee take meals for the next week from freezers and put them in fridges in the van.
Besides delivering meals on a regular basis, Wangaratta Carevan Inc. partners with local community agencies.
*Loaves & Fishes – Christians Caring,
*Junction Support Services,
*Wangaratta High School,
*The Centre, and
*Ovens & King
*Open Door Neighbourhood House
*Community Food For All
Promoting awareness about anti-poverty, homelessness and the benefits of healthy eating.
We hand Perishable food - Eggs, fruit, vegetables out to the clients or used in our wholesome meals.
Wangaratta Carevan Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organisation. We use volunteer committee members plus a team of local volunteers. We are 'All Inclusive'. Meals are for any who may be struggling to provide food for themselves, their families.
The Wangaratta Carevan Inc. does not receive any formal financial funding. Donations of food and financial assistance is from community groups or business leaders.
We are autonomous, are not required to pay royalties, licensee fees, or wages. This enables us to distribute donations to benefit our clients.
Our Operating Location is as below:MONDAY (South): Bindall Ave,
Under Cover areaTUESDAY (Central): Apex Park,
Pavilion/Under Cover areaWEDNESDAY (Central): Apex Park,
Pavilion/Under Cover areaWe operate from 6pm-7pm
WE ARE ALL INCLUSIVE - Everyone Is Welcome to Come and Enjoy a FREE MEAL
For more information about Wangaratta Carevan Inc., please email email@example.com
To volunteer for Wangaratta Carevan Inc., please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To download and fill in the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
please go to the TEAM PAGE
and click on Volunteer Coordinator.
There is a link to the file for you to fill in. There is also links to the INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN
To donate food or be a part of the cook-ups for Wangaratta Carevan Inc., please email email@example.com