Justice keeps on (food) truckin’

Every now and then, a great idea comes along that genuinely helps, and empowers people. And the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre‘s (ASRC) Food Justice Truck is one of those ideas.

In short — it is a travelling food market, that anyone can buy from, but asylum seekers will receive a 70 per cent discount. Why such a discount? Because on average, they are only given $20 per week to pay for food — less than the average Melbournian hands over to a barista each week. The initiative will help asylum seekers buy $80 worth of healthy food, for just $20 — a discount that will be possible thanks to selling items to the market-food loving community; making a profit; and a whole lot of compassion.

Here is short video explaining what the Food Justice Truck is all about:

The ASRC is aiming for $150,000 in donations, and needs at least $100,000 to get the truck cruising the streets of Melbourne. You can donate to the Justice Truck at the Start Some Good donation site. If you would like to hear updates about the the project, follow the Food Justice Truck on Twitter @JusticeTruck.

Market stall, Campo dei Fiori Market, Rome, 2009, by Amy Feldtmann

Homepage feature photo: Market stall, Campo dei Fiori Market, Rome, 2009, by Amy Feldtmann

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