This Friday Freed To Feed will be hosting their third annual Bake Sale to raise funds for their 2019 training and employment program, equipping people from refugee backgrounds with practical skills to enter the workforce.
In addition to some of Melbourne’s fave bakers (we’re talking Beatrix, Nine Bakery & Patisserie, Rustica, Loafer, Cherry Cakes, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Mile End Bagels…the list goes ON!) the community event will include flowers from Katie Marx, Soho Roses, Georgie Boy Melbourne + North St Botanical, coffee from Coffee Supreme and Rushmore Coffee, and snags and burgers on the barbie by Hagens Organic Butcher with the help of Julia Busuttil Nishimura. What a lineup!
The theme of this year’s event is Community + Opportunity for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum, a major goal for Free To Feed’s hospitality offerings. ‘Community and Opportunity are the critical ingredients for a happy and prosperous future for people seeking asylum and refugees,’ says Loretta Bolotin, founder of Free to Feed, ‘By showing up at our Good Friday Bake Sale the wider community can send a strong message of welcome and unity!’
Over 2018-2019 the registered charity has achieved some massive milestones, including providing over 4,000 hours of paid training, running 362 events, and distributing over $160,000 in wages to refugees and people seeking asylum. There’s never been a better cause to show up and buy a bickie for!
Free To Feed Good Friday Bake Sale
539 High Street