Amid the relentless challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, the 100 Coffee Movement was shocked by the lack of support for vulnerable people, in particularly international students during COVID-19’s lockdowns.
In the spirit of Caffe Sospeso, a heartwarming Italian tradition, we’ve channelled our efforts into delivering a food bank for these people. Since its inception in March, the project evolved into a regular food bank. Collaborations with partners like Alex Makes Meals, JoCare, and Swinburne University have expanded our reach and efficacy, ensuring that every food package finds its way to the doorsteps of those who need it most.
We helped almost 2,000 people with weekly meals during 2020 and 2021. In 2023, we have relaunched this project with new leaders who are from the communities that we aim to help. This will be called the Meals for Minds project and Chris will continue to sit on the board of this organisation.