Grain Store and CERES Fair Food will host the ‘Sustenance For Change’ Charity dinner to raise funds for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC) in Footscray.
The event will celebrate the ASRC, who work tirelessly to provide vital resources to asylum seekers, and ensure that those seeking asylum in our community receive the support and opportunities they need to live independently.
Honest food champions, the Grain Store, are located at the west end of Flinders Lane and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bursting onto Melbourne’s food scene on 2013, the Grain Store offer an environmentally friendly menu made with an array of refined cooking techniques.
The decision to partner with CERES Fair Food for the charity dinner comes from the Grain Store’s shared philosophy of only using fresh, seasonal and local produce. “We try to be as environmentally sensitive as possible, so working with CERES is a natural fit,” says Executive Chef Ingo Messiner, of the unique partnership.
Guests will be served a three-course meal, prepared by Ingo with locally grown, fresh produce. Some ingredients are even grown in planter boxes on the roof of the Grain Store.
Speaking on the night is the inspirational Ameen Al Jamali who, after fleeing war torn Iraq through Iran, made his way to Australia and found work at CERES Fair Food through ASRC.
“CERES has employed several asylum seekers via the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre” says Chris Ennis, founder and manager of CERES Fair Food. “We have found that not only do they provide a valuable resource to the farming community, but they are also incredibly hard workers. They bring a depth of knowledge about alternative farming methods and have created a fantastic sense of community within the CERES family.”
For the past 12 years, CERES Fair Food has been providing an organic fresh food delivery service to Melbourne. CERES pay fair prices to farming families, provide jobs for asylum seekers and other disadvantaged workers, and gives customers access to affordable local, fresh, organic and fairly traded produce.
Seats are limited, so book now! Gather your friends and colleagues to share a delicious meal and great night of uplifting success stories in support of the wonderful work the ASRC do.
$85 per person