The importance of sustainability urges us all to explore innovative ways to promote eco-friendly practices. Yarraville Community Centre is deeply committed to fostering a circular economy and reducing its carbon footprint wherever possible. The centre stays on top of environmental initiatives by offering services like the recent community textile collection, children’s upcycling workshops and the continuing support for its food relief program, Nourish.  

    In celebration of the annual Children’s Week in October, YCC hosted a free arts and crafts session which utilised textiles and titbits. Enabling children to learn the importance of repurposing and inspiring creativity through resourcefulness, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. 

    Unfortunately, Australians dispose of 93% of textiles they purchase each year. To negate this staggering percentage and through the support of Upcycling4better, YCC invited residents to drop off pre-loved clothing and shoes, offering to dispose of them responsibly. 

    However, resourcefulness needs to extend beyond textiles. Which is where the YCC’s remarkable food relief program Nourish plays a vital role. The program rescues surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill. This food is then prepared and cooked, providing over 200 nutritious meals a week to community members in need. With the support of volunteers, food donations and local business, the Nourish program not only reduces food waste but helps families that need support. 

    Worth noting, November is Urban Agricultural Month, where the importance of sustainability resonates even further. In recognition, The City of Maribyrnong is offering free gardening workshops. These educational sessions aim to provide locals with the knowledge to grow their own urban gardens, promoting self-sufficiency. 

    Yarraville Community Centre’s unwavering commitment to embracing sustainability not only promotes ecological practices, but community resilience. Collectively we can all make a tangible difference and ensure long term viability. 

    To collect one of these meals please phone one of the locations below.
    Or to donate any fresh food or pantry staples, please deliver to

    Yarraville Community Centre
    59 Francis Street
    Yarraville, VIC 3012
    Phone 96871560

    Duke Street Community House
    27 Duke Street
    Sunshine VIC 3020
    Phone 9311 9973 to check availability of meals

    Braybrook & Maidstone Neighbourhood House
    113 Melon Street
    Braybrook VIC 3019
    Phone 9317 5610 to check availability of meals

    Yarraville Community Centre
    Yarraville Community Centre
    Office: 59 Francis Street, Yarraville Vic 3013 Mail: PO Box 215, Yarraville Vic 3013 Phone: 9687 1560 Email: Web:

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