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FareShare Schools in the Kitchen offers two main areas of focus in relation to further learning:

1. Reducing food waste to fight hunger
2. Food Insecurity in Australia

When you complete a booking please select which area you would like your experience at FareShare to focus on.

Reducing food waste to fight hunger:
Today we have ready access to a wider range of foods than at any time in our history. But the ease with which we can access food through supermarkets and other food retailers hides the complexity of our modern food production processes.
As Victorians, we throw away 25% of the food we purchase. That is around $2,200 a year!
By rescuing food before it goes to landfill FareShare not only feeds Victorians that are otherwise going hungry, we are also saving the embodied energy and preventing wasted food from contributing to climate change.
This focus area looks into how and why so much food is wasted and the positive effects of food rescue.

Food Insecurity in Australia:
If a person is food insecure it means they lack access to enough nutritious food to meet the requirement of three meals a day, every day. This focus area looks into how people may find themselves facing food insecurity, who is facing food insecurity, and what support services are available to them.




The following terms and conditions apply to bookings for the Schools in the Kitchen (SITK) program at FareShare.

How to book: Bookings are to be made online. Click here to book. Status of your booking will be emailed to you within 5 business days of your request. Please ensure that sessions booked do not clash with other school calendar events such as exams or work experience.

Payment: Full payment is required within 30 days of confirmation of your booking.

Cancellations/Refunds: Cancellations more than six weeks prior to session booked will receive a full refund. Bookings cancelled within six weeks, of your booked session, are non-refundable.

Group size/age: A minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 students per group plus two teachers/staff. Sessions are open to students in years 9,10, 11 and 12.

Session times: Sessions commence at 8.45 am and conclude by 12.30 pm. Please arrive at FareShare by 8.40 am so that the session can commence on time as late arrivals have an adverse effect on the kitchen production resulting in less meals produced for those in need.

Clothing/footwear: FareShare is a commercial kitchen. All students and teachers/staff need to wear clothing that covers their shoulders (no singlet tops allowed). Footwear needs to have closed toes (no sandals, ballet flats or thongs as these shoes do not provide the wearer with adequate protection). Sports uniform is a good option.

Student behaviour management: FareShare staff and volunteers will provide instructions and guidance to the participants. Management of student behaviour is the responsibility of the teachers/staff accompanying the group.

Important Information:
Staff and students are required to watch the following two videos prior to coming to FareShare

- Occupational Health & Safety
- Schools in the Kitchen

Worksheets, based on your chosen focus area, will be forwarded to you for the students to complete prior to their session. The purpose of these sheets is to enhance the students' learning experience.



To book a Schools in the Kitchen click on the Booking Form to your right.

Schools in the Kitchen shifts cost $420 per session, includes morning tea**
Schools in the Kitchen runs during term time on Mondays to Thursdays commencing at 8.45 am and finishing at approximateluy 12:30 pm. We require a minimum of 15 students, with a maximum of 20 students per shift. In addition we require 2 teachers/staff to accompany the students and volunteer with them in the kitchen. A school can book a maximum of 4 shifts per year.

You will need to provide the following information:
  • School Name
  • School Address
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Email Address
  • Contact Phone number
  • Date of Session you would like to book (you can add multiple dates if you require more than one session)
  • Year Level
  • Curriculum Focus*
  • Number of Students per session

*The Curriculum focus areas you can choose for your learning experience are (please choose only one):
  • Reducing food waste to fight hunger
  • Food Insecurity in Australia

  • Once you submit your request FareShare will contact you within 5 business days to confirm your booking or suggest alternative dates

    Bookings for 2020 open 01 November, 2019.

    ** The fee charged helps us cover the costs to run our program however we do not want to make it a prohibitive factor in organizing your excursion. Please contact Majella Nugent Ph: 94280044 if you wish to discuss this.
      
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