One Meal Northern Beaches Co-op

Northern Beaches 

By providing consistent, reliable and good quality food relief, One Meal Northern Beaches provides not only food relief, but opportunities to connect and engage in positive ways within the community.” – Nominator

The One Meal Northern Beaches Co-op is a volunteer-run charity providing dignified and free access to healthy, fresh cooked meals to the homeless and vulnerable. Launched in 2019, One Meal has grown from delivering 1,200 meals a week, to over 6,000.

Over the last 2 years, it has expanded its services to cater to the unprecedented demand driven by the pandemic. One Meal now operates five community meal services each week, provides breakfast packs to over 80 disadvantaged students, and supports over 16 social and community organisations who refer clients (including NSW Health, Royal North Shore Hospital, and Mission Australia to name a few).

One Meal’s positive impact extends beyond alleviating food insecurity. It has established partnerships with disability groups to provide opportunities for diverse volunteers to learn new skills and education providers to offer students the chance to complete their community service through placements and gain valuable experience.

To learn more about One Meal Northern Beaches Co-op, visit their website.