Help send meal kits to those in Ukraine at this massive Fed Square volunteer effort

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Help send meal kits to those in Ukraine at this massive Fed Square volunteer effort

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On Saturday May 27, more that 1000 volunteers will gather in Fed Square to lend their efforts to a good cause.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Canterbury, volunteers will gather from 10am to 4pm to help assemble FORaMEAL kits that will be sent off to disaster relief efforts in Ukraine, Turkey and Syria. Their goal is to make a whopping 100,000 kits over the course of the day.

There’s still time to join the cause – sign up for a half hour long shift and you’ll be guaranteed to meet some lovely people and feel proud of your contribution.

Big Difference: Fed Square volunteer effort

  • On Saturday May 27 from 10am to 4pm, over 1000 people will get together for a massive Fed Square volunteer opportunity
  • They will packing up 100,000 meal kits to send to disaster relief efforts in the Ukraine, Turkey and Syria
  • Anyone can sign up and there’s no experience necessary

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

Each meal kit is designed to feed five people and will contains essential vitamins and long-lasting, calorie-rich grains such as lentils, oats and rice. They’ve been specifically designed by biochemist Dr Doug Hawley to be as nutritrient-dense as possible.


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The non-profit behind the operation has already sent out half a million kits to those in need, including Victorian communities impacted by tragic bushfires and floods and those in countries such as Ukraine, the Phillipines and Sri Lanka.

Volunteers will be provided with all of the equipment necessary, including gloves, hair ties and all of the ingredients. There’s no experience necessary – all you have to do is show up and start scooping.

The Rotary Club raises all of the money for the FORaMEAL ingredients themselves and then buys them from local suppliers. Once the meals are packed, they’ll be shipped off to those who need them most.

If you’re interested in finding out more or signing up for the Big Difference project happening on Saturday May 27, head here.