Soup for Vinnie’s soup van

Vinnies (St Vincent De Paul Society) is a charity and they operate op shops as well as free food for those that cannot afford it. Vinnie’s soup vans have been around for a while and they have been serving the Fitzroy and Collingwood areas. They are a charity that feeds the homeless and every winterContinue reading “Soup for Vinnie’s soup van”


STREAT report

STREAT has just released their latest report. We talk about their report and why you should support STREAT and buy your coffees from them! STREAT is another homelessness charity which helps young people get back on their feet. They have a few places in Melbourne and just last year they opened another place in RMIT.Continue reading “STREAT report”

Anti Poverty week- how can businesses help those that are poor

This article is brought to you by the Salvation Army and the Big Umbrella Anti Poverty week is from the 13-19th of October and it recognizes those people in dire need. Businesses have a part to play in the welfare of those less fortunate. There was the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday where 37,000 people tookContinue reading “Anti Poverty week- how can businesses help those that are poor”

Help the Salvos this Christmas

The Salvos are doing it tough this Christmas and they need your support. Every year thousands of people are lonely and homeless. Christmas is a lonely time for those doing it tough. Whilst we are having fun enjoying the time with family and friends, spare a thought for those without. Remember the Townsville floods andContinue reading “Help the Salvos this Christmas”

An open letter to food businesses

This is an open letter and I would love your feedback on this letter. It’s part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign Dear Sir/Madam This is Healthyintstudents blog and we work with homeless people and people are less fortunate. We also work with the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign a campaign which is aboutContinue reading “An open letter to food businesses”

Homeless week

We talk about Homeless week and why its important to try and give. This week was Homeless week which gave me a chance to practice what I learned in my course which is empathy. Homeless people don’t have a lot of money to spend on stuff and they only have about $70 a fortnight. SoContinue reading “Homeless week”

The Big Umbrella

Want some free food but the local Salvos has run out? Here’s how! The Big Umbrella is a charity which runs to help the homeless with food and all. Here they feed the homeless every Wednesday night and Thursday night but are looking to expand to other days. With the growing amount of people beingContinue reading “The Big Umbrella”

The Xmas Appeal and why we are doing it

The Salvos Xmas Appeal is on every year. The homeless and the less fortunates miss out on Christmas and so the Salvos have some sort of Christmas for them. They miss out due to the fact that they might not have any family and friends at all. We have been involved with the Salvos forContinue reading “The Xmas Appeal and why we are doing it”

My week on living off $50

As part of National Homeless week, I had to live off $50 that week. Luckily I had a place to stay. Homeless week was on the 6th to the 12th of August. On Sunday there was a huge protest at the Gatwick hotel in St Kilda where the Block will be filmed. In St Kilda,Continue reading “My week on living off $50”

What City of Melbourne has done for the homeless this year and how they can improve.

This year Melbourne Central hosted their Merrimas which is a series of free events including food. But for some of them, you had to get a selfie to get free food. Most homeless people can’t afford a mobile phone let alone do a selfie. QV hosted a popup bar on Fridays and free chips onContinue reading “What City of Melbourne has done for the homeless this year and how they can improve.”

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