SUSTENANCE FOR CHANGE
On Thursday 4th December 2014, The Grain Store and CERES Fair Food will host a dinner in support of the work of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Like our last two Full Moon dinners at The Grain Store executive chef, Ingo Meissner, will prepare a special meal featuring an abundance of locally grown, fresh produce set at communal tables. (Get in quick - these events sell out really fast) .
Guest speakers include;
- Ruby Prior from the ASRC talking about the key challenges asylum seekers face and ways you can get involved to help the ASRC.
- Ameen Al Jamali, a leading hand at CERES Fair Food, describes his journey from Iraq to Australia and also the help he received from the ASRC to find employment at Fair Food
- Jesse Hull, CERES Fair Food manager, talks about how employing asylum seekers isn't charity at all but actually makes Fair Food a better enterprise.
So book now and gather your friends and colleagues to share a delicious meal, a great night of uplifting stories and a way to contribute to the wonderful work of the ASRC.
We look forward to sharing this special evening with you!
WHEN: Thursday 4th December, 2014
WHERE: The Grain Store, 517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Click here to book your seat!
About the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Asylum seekers are one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Australia. Asylum seekers in Australia have no guaranteed right to income, healthcare or settlement services. They face destitution and adversity in Australia as they struggle to make it from day to day.
ASRC deliver services to over 1350 asylum seekers at any one time through programs such as their food and aid network, health, legal, counselling, and casework programs. Since 2001, the ASRC has assisted over 10,000 asylum seekers, providing in excess of 2.5 million hours of free assistance worth more than 200 million dollars. The ASRC deliver 25 unique programs with a team of 50 staff and over 950 volunteers.
About Ingo Meissner and The Grain Store
Ingo Meissner is The Grain Store's quietly spoken Executive Chef. Ingo's committed to cooking with seasonal food not only because it reduces food miles but also because of the superior flavour in fruit and vegetables picked at their peak. As a young chef Ingo received classical training in some of the best hotels throughout Europe. As his skills matured Ingo wanted to cook in a way that didn't fit in a large corporate kitchen and so in April 2013 he opened The Grain Store on Flinders Lane. Ingo's aim is to marry the skills heâ€™s spent years perfecting with his passion for fine, fresh produce â€“ "honest cooking", he calls it.
The Grain Store are also Fair Food's only Food Host in the CBD (open for pick up Thursdays between 3pm and 7pm).