‘Food Is Free’ is an international food movement towards food security for all. It started as a simple community garden in Austin Texas January 2012 and grew into a worldwide movement now involving over 350 cities.
The concept is simple – with an excess of food from home gardens or from bought produce, no single person should be without healthy food.
Food Is Free Tecoma is a community initiative and collaboration between Tecoma Uniting Church and The Hills Food Frontier, assisted with funding from the Shire of Yarra Ranges. The aim is to reach out into the local community to provide a source of free, healthy, and where possible, organic foods.
Food will be stored at Tecoma Uniting Church, 1566 Burwood Hwy, in a Coolgardie safe. Space will also be provided for dry goods and other items.
Community members will be encouraged to leave any surplus fruit, vegetables, herbs, seedlings and seeds, and dry goods, and/or take what they need.
Ballarat and Bendigo cities are now both hosting ‘Food is Free’ in laneways and the concept has become increasingly well known.
The FIFT project will be officially launched on Sunday October 25th at 1pm at Tecoma Uniting Church as part of Fair Food Week. Lyster Ward Councillor Mike Clarke will be present.
Everyone is welcome. Come along to find out how to make a straw bale garden and ways to improve your soil. Show your support for Food is Free Projects in the Hills. Bring your children and experience ‘Nature Story Telling’ or let them play in the garden playground. Real Food Cafe Tecoma will provide us with a healthy afternoon tea.