A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Published November 16th 2014
Support STREAT in helping young people
No, it's not a typo - 'Be a Souperhero' is a slogan of STREAT, a Melbourne-based non-profit organisation that helps young people by providing them with the life-skills, work experience and training they need to start a career in the hospitality industry.
STREAT helps young people by providing them with training and employment opportunities
STREAT's food service social enterprise is dedicated to providing a supported pathway to long term employment for young people who have been living on the street or are at risk of being on the street.
STREAT's Melbourne based cafes, catering and coffee roasting businesses provide the venues (and some of the funds) needed to support young people. STREAT cafes are dotted around Melbourne - in Flemington and Melbourne CBD, as well as Southbank. For details of locations, go to the website.
Buy your coffee from a STREAT cafe and make a difference to a young person
STREAT also operates a catering business, both for corporate clients and functions. Every sandwich, brownie, canape or specialty coffee purchased from STREAT directly supports the training and job opportunities of young people. For more information about catering services, click here.
STREAT's other arm is a coffee roasting business. You can buy a 1kg bag of STREAT coffee for $38 (can be ordered online). As Matt Hampton, STREAT's Head Coffee Roaster, has recently won a silver medal at the Golden Bean awards, in the espresso category, for his Social Blend, it seems you will be buying a quality product.
STREAT's Flemington cafe
As well as working directly with young people at their hospitality venues, STREAT fundraises to provide support to vulnerable young people. You might like to think about buying some STREAT merchandise - perhaps a t-shirt, or the STREAT cookbook.
Or you might like to make a donation - and this is where you get to become a 'souperhero'. STREAT encourages you to make a pot of soup to feed yourself and/or your family, rather than dining out - and to donate what you've saved to STREAT. Click here if you'd like to make a donation. Every little bit helps.
All images in this article are from STREAT's Facebook page.