Funds are raised through crowd sourcing and once we reach a certain threshold (between $500 and $1000) we check availability with participating hospitality businesses to prepare meals for the next shift. They will be asked to design a suitable meal based on the funds available and organise delivery where possible.
Once the order is confirmed, the hospitality business will need to provide an invoice which will be paid as soon as possible, noting there may be some delays before funds are released to us. The amount that is paid for each meal will be in the range of $5-15 to maximise the number of businesses that can participate in the program.
This will usually be between 30 and 75 however may be as many as 100 for a shift. Meals will cater for options where required, including vegetarian and gluten free, and meet the highest standards of food safety.
We will do our best to match up orders with businesses based on location, availability and capacity with some shifts requiring more meals.
All of the money collected is managed by a Trustee and will go directly to the hospitality businesses minus a very small fee (less than 1%) for administration of the donations and payments of invoices to hospitality businesses. Other than that, we are all volunteers and are currently absorbing the remaining running costs ourselves.
Frontline response sites that require our support, businesses that would like to offer products to be used or interested hospitality businesses, please register on our contact page using the form. If you’d like to help with the program, the best way to contribute is to make a donation through our mycause page.