Award Winner Olive Preserver hosts a Workshop

Award Winner Olive Preserver hosts a Workshop

Book your ticket today to preserve your home-grown olives in a fun and practical workshop!

2 PM, SATURDAY, 3 JUNE 2017

Sam Ferraro, Mediterranean master of home-grown produce and Jessica Ridout, Winner of the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festivals’ 2015 best preserved olives , will show you how easy it is to preserve your home-grown olives in a fun and practical workshop. You will also take home with you a jar of preserved olives that you make on the day.

follow this link : PRESERVING WORKSHOP

Nourish Body and Mind

Nourish Body and Mind

There was a time when Samantha Cunningham was on top of the world.  A model, a dancer and a title-winning bodybuilder, she was confident and successful but her life spiraled downwards with illness and depression.

Apple of our Eye

Apple of our Eye

These Apple Trees directly support the work of DIVRS who actively contribute to reducing food insecurity and increasing sustainability in the City of Darebin.

divrs A YEAR IN REVIEW

divrs A YEAR IN REVIEW

For a reflective review of DIVRS' 2015-2016 year,  view the tab above 'About Us' and you will be able to download the 2016 Annual Review.

KOGO Warms our Winter

KOGO Warms our Winter

DIVRS provides over 3,800 types of emergency relief assistance in a year, and this Winter we are able to provide so much more.

A partner community initiative Knit One Give One (KOGO), provides over 62,500 hand crafted winter woollies to the most vulnerable in our community through services like ours.

KOGO have over 5,000 knitters/crocheters across Australia and all are volunteers.

As we approach National Volunteer Week, DIVRS Volunteers thank KOGO for providing basics to our Darebin residents as winter approaches.

You can read more about KOGO by visiting their website www.kogo.org.au

knit one give one - charity knitting project

Olive Preserving – Mediterranean Style

Olive Preserving – Mediterranean Style

Our  Urban Food Programme with produce from the Darebin Fruit Squad will be at the Darebin Home Made Food and Wine Festival this year.   Meet the Mediterranean masters of home grown produce Ilias Papadopoulos (Greece) and Sam Ferraro (Italy), who will show you how easy it is to preserve your home grown olives in a fun and practical workshop.  

When

Saturday, 14 May 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (AEST) - Add to Calendar

Where

Darebin Intercultural Centre - The Community Kitchen in The Old Preston Courthouse 59A Roseberry Ave (Corner Kelvin Grove), Preston, VIC 3072, Australia - View Map

Tickets SOLD OUT!

Feed Melbourne Feeds Darebin

Darebin residents will benefit from more than $50,000 in Feed Melbourne grants handed to four local food charities.

Three $15,000 grants were last month handed to the Aborigines Advancement League, Big Group Hug and the Whittlesea Community Connections, while the Darebin Information Volunteer & Resource Service (DIVRS) received $11,740.

DIVRS manager Freedom Preston said the grant would help to purchase fresh food and infant formula, harvesting equipment and a car trailer.

“The grant has given us the tools to gather, collect and harvest more food to distribute,” Ms Preston-Clark said.

The 2015 Feed Melbourne Appeal raised $481,711. The appeal is run by Leader Newspapers, charity FareShare and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Two-thirds of the money will go to 32 Melbourne food charities in the form of grants of up to $15,000. Onethird goes to FareShare, which will help it produce one million charity meals in the next year.

Every dollar donated goes to charities to help them transport, store, cook and distribute rescued food.