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Sharing the Love with FareShare

Thank-you FareShare for providing us with healthy ingredients.

This week we’d like to take the time to appreciate our team-mates, FareShare. Just like us, FareShare is a volunteer-powered charity with a simple mission of helping those in need. FareShare provides us with a range of foods and ingredients which we use to create all our delicious and healthy meals.

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Delivering the Goods During COVID-19

Our COVID-19 snapshot!

When we started the Dig In charity, we never thought we would have to become UberEat drivers, but COVID-19 likes to shake things up! While everyone else was closing over the lock-down period, we made a promise not only to ourselves, but to the many homeless we serve every week, to remain operating. We were determined to continue serving as long as it was safe and legally possible.

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Rugging Up this Winter

‘We aim to not only fill stomachs, but hearts too’.

As winter well and truly settles in, nights are growing colder and colder. For those fortunate enough to have a warm bed and blanket to call their own, it is hard to imagine just how dark and dreary these winter months would be for those on the streets. Unfortunately, this is the reality for close to 6000 homeless in Brisbane (as per the 2016 consensus).

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A Fortuitous Moment Becoming Something Great

Helping our health care heroes in an unprecedented time

Last weekend we were incredibly fortunate to receive a range of meals from Fareshare including cheesecake, fruit salad, roast chicken, roast pork and vegetables. However, due to the nature of the current climate, numbers at Kemp Place and via our delivery service were low. We are conscious to continue communicating and raising awareness to those who we have previously served that we are still in action and serving more meals than ever. We hope that our flier run at different charities helps to achieve this.

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A Generous Meal Service – Encore

Homeless Man Smiling After Meal

Kindness takes many forms and sometimes, those with the least can give the most. Recently, we had finished serving and were packing up for the day. We had no meals left after serving a second helping to many. A lovely gentleman came up and was looking for a meal. We scrambled to find a spare meal but unfortunately none were left, and we felt terrible that we were unable to help this man.

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Why Volunteer at Dig In?

Dig In Volunteers Cooking Meals for the Homeless

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some, it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others, it provides an opportunity to connect and feel part of a team.

Everyone has their own reason why they would like to volunteer. At Dig In: we are so grateful to all our volunteers. We try to make it as easy as possible to sign up and get involved. We understand some charities are overloaded with volunteers, that isn’t the case with us. If you wish to volunteer you’ll be cooking, preparing and serving meals within two weeks.

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Spanakopita: A Record 91 Meals Served

Spanakopita cooked by Dig In volunteers

On the third of March 2018, we were fortunate enough to have two new volunteers come into the Kitchen and help us cook. The meal for this week was Spanakopita both a vegetarian and a meat version.

Debbie was kind enough to donate all the ingredients for this meal, we used 16kg of mince, dozens of pastry sheets, vegetables including onion and garlic.

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