In November 2016, The Funding Network collaborated with Clayton Utz to "present a special diversity and social inclusion in the workplace night" and after a competitive application process we were 1 of 3 social enterprises that were selected to share our work, we raised a record breaking $28,950 towards developing the free to feed kitchen HQ.

Co-founder of free to feed Loretta Bolotin was featured in the Weekly Review's Local Heroes program which aims to recognise and celebrate inspiring individuals who devote themselves to helping those in need. Read the full article here. 

Such a pleasure to be in Time Out Melbourne "Kindness in Melbourne" feature. Read journalist Rose's account of her free to feed cooking class at Grub Food Van earlier this month. Read the whole story here!

During the month of August 2016, five of our recipes were featured on The Design Files Tasty Tuesday. Including felafel, Persian nougat, Herb yoghurt and betroot dips, Baghlava with rosewater syrup and Saffron rice pudding with roasted rhubarb



"free to feed is a mutually beneficial experience – refugees and asylum seekers are given a chance to work in Australia and make connections with people, while those already living here are given the opportunity to learn about new cultures and cuisines....." Read more from our feature on Smudge Eats.


A video about free to feed:


"More than just a cooking class for these asylum seekers" is a wonderful article about free to feed on Broadsheet, "Between mouthfuls of the delicate rosewater and pistachio halva the group has just made, Hamed asks us whether we are enjoying the food. We are. But perhaps more enjoyable is seeing someone who has fled turmoil making his way in Australia."  Read here

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Free to feed is "Baking Down Barriers" according to The Australian's journalist Tessa Akerman. Read the full article here.

South Melbourne Market will be home to pop-up cooking classes teaching international cuisine by refugees. An article by The Port Philip Leader about our pop-up cooking school classes being held at the South Melbourne Market. Read here.

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We were invited to have a chat with Clare Bowditch on 774 ABC. Listen here

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Mahshid and Daniel were invited to have a chat with Refugee Radio. Listen here.

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Our pop-up cooking school is helping to bridge a cultural gap. This is an article in The Northcote Leader for the launch of free to feed at a popular local cafe, Kau & Co.

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Our classes at the Grub Food Van in Fitzroy were featured on Smudge Eats.

And they were also featured on Weekend Notes.

Our classes for hungry foodies were also featured in the Melbourne Leader.

Our Tehran Street Food class was mentioned in the Saturday Age's Spectrum. This was syndicated on the Brisbane Times Website