Ballarat’s Soup Bus: Community Coming Together

Enhancing the Ballarat Soup Bus

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Supporting the Ballarat community, Diona collaborates with Central Highlands Water to enhance local social services. Through donations to the Soup Bus, including vital kitchen equipment, this partnership aids in providing consistent, warm meals to those in need. Such contributions are crucial for community support, ensuring food security and promoting social cohesion. This initiative underscores Diona’s dedication to social responsibility, highlighting efforts to improve community well-being and support vulnerable populations.

SDGs: 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)

The Soup Bus has been a cornerstone in Ballarat, serving meals 5 nights a week, all year round, to those in need. With the demand for its services on the rise, the need for additional equipment to prepare and store meals has grown significantly.

Last week, our Ballarat South Separable Portion 2 project team in collaboration with Central Highlands Water, stepped up by donating a commercial sandwich press, vacuum sealer, and a new fridge-freezer to the Soup Bus. These vital contributions will help keep meals fresh and allow for more food to be stored, directly supporting the Soup Bus’s mission to serve the community.

This initiative is part of a broader community movement, with local businesses, volunteers, and the people of Ballarat all contributing to the Soup Bus. It’s about coming together to ensure everyone in the community has access to warm meals.

You too can make a difference. Whether through donations, volunteering, or simply spreading the word, every bit of help strengthens the Ballarat community.

Let’s keep the heart of Ballarat strong and supportive.