Local business’ help with donations of food, such as Woolworths, providing fruit and vegetables which are rescued prior to being discarded. Food rescue is paramount. Meat is either donated or purchased with monetary donations.
Inner Wheel provide monthly cook-ups and are now mentors to VCAL students once a month by teaching them to prepare and cook meals for Wangaratta Carevan Inc.
To prepare meals for a week, the Food Committee pull meals for the next week from freezers and put them in fridges in the van. What is to be served is put into a diary for each night of service so that the Team Leader on for each respective night knows what to serve and guide volunteers on that night.
Wangaratta Carevan Inc. also networks with local businesses and individuals to share ingredients/ produce such as; Anglicare, Loaves & Fishes – Christians Caring, Borinya School, Junction Support Services, Wangaratta High School, The Centre, Open Door Neighbourhood House, Pangerang, Food Share, Community Food For All and Ovens & King to promote awareness about important subjects like anti-poverty, homelessness plus the benefits of healthy eating.
Perishable food such as Eggs, fruit and vegetables are either handed out to the clients or used in our wholesome meals.
Wangaratta Carevan Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organisation that utilises an unpaid committee plus a team of local volunteers. With an 'All Inclusive' model, these wholesome meals are for people (our clients) within our local community who may be struggling to provide food for themselves and often their families.
The Wangaratta Carevan Inc. operates 3 nights a week in the Wangaratta community. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings from 6pm-7pm at the following locations:
MONDAY (South): Bindall Ave, pavilion/under cover area
TUESDAY (Central): Apex Park, pavilion/under cover area
WEDNESDAY (Central): Apex Park, pavilion/under cover area
Wangaratta Carevan Inc. operates every Tuesday and Wednesday regardless of the weather. Due to Covid Social Distancing restrictions we are only serving Take Away meals.
Our meals served are hearty, wholesome meals ready to serve for all in our community – all inclusive to any in need. Come along an enjoy our great company, great service and great meals in a welcoming environment.