By Claire CottrellA blog that promotes healthy eating, and offers tips for cutting down on food waste, has been set up by a group of people who are struggling to find work and living in an area where food is plentiful and affordable.
Claire Cottrel has been working in food service for about five years and, at one point, was working in the same cafe as a customer.
She said she felt food was important to her, as she was hungry at least once a week.
“It’s so important to be able to get home and get some food, especially when I’m working in a place that’s a little bit cheaper than where I live,” she said.
“If you don’t have a place to eat, then I think it’s just really hard to be productive and be able get up and do your job.”
So I thought it would be great to set up a food blog.
“The Food Network, which provides recipes and news and advice to people across Australia, had previously launched a food-inspired series called Happy Hours.”
I think it was a great idea to do something like that because we don’t really have a dedicated food blog for people in this industry,” Ms Cottre said.
The Food Hub, which is funded by The Food Network and is based in Victoria, is already popular with readers.”
We’re getting feedback on the blog from a lot of people,” Ms Pritchard said.
Ms Cottrill said the Food Hub was the first of its kind in Victoria and it was looking to expand.”
Food hubs are very different to cafes,” she explained.”
The FoodHub is just a place where people can get their daily food needs met and get together and eat, and it’s really about sharing.
“You don’t know if you’re going to be there for a few hours, or if you might have a few weeks or months ahead of you, or it might be three or four days away.”
The food blog is part of a larger social media campaign to promote healthy eating in Victoria.
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