The Melbourne Food Hub commenced in 2018 as a collaboration between Sustain and Melbourne Farmers Markets, supported by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Its goal was to create a place for everyone to connect to a healthy and flourishing local food system and demonstrate a replicable model to activate food systems change across Australia.
In the face of continued challenges to viability from the mainstream food system, the Food Hub provides small-to-mid sized producers with access to larger markets to increase their viability. It's also a place for individuals and groups to learn new food skills as well as to grow, share, buy, cook and make healthy, fair food.
Since 2020, the Food Hub has collaborated with partners across Melbourne to work on food insecurity, urban agriculture, community cooking and food business incubator projects - distributing our impact to the places it is most needed.
Key features of the Melbourne Food Hub include an urban farm with plans for a second Food Justice Farm on the way, a local fruit and veggie box program, workshops and events space at the ClimateSmart Food Classroom, corporate volunteering, and a food justice program supporting local food security.
The Food Hub’s primary site is in Alphington, with collaborations happening all over Melbourne.
Visit the Melbourne Food Hub website
Learn about our food distribution business, Grow / Source / Eat
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