Nourish

The Nourish Program enables OzHarvest to be part of a transformational journey for at-risk youth in Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle, who face lifelong disengagement from education, employment and training.

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Nourish

The Nourish Program enables OzHarvest to be part of a transformational journey for at-risk youth in Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle, who face lifelong disengagement from education, employment and training.

How Nourish Works

Nourish offers more than just hospitality skills. It creates hope, opportunity and supported pathways for young people disadvantaged by intergenerational unemployment, low literacy and numeracy, mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Nourish Program has demonstrated that addressing these factors holistically using specialised supports is effective in breaking the cycle of disadvantage and reengaging young people with education and employment. Our long-standing relationships with charitable agencies enable effective collaboration and provision of wrap-around supports to ensure successful outcomes for Nourish students.

This bespoke program trains and mentors students to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. Delivered in partnership with Registered Training Organisations, Nourish includes foundation, life skills and job-readiness training, as well as theoretical and practical training in a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.

OzHarvest’s network of food donors and industry contacts often provide work experience and employment opportunities for Nourish graduates.


COVID-19 Update

Like all face-to-face education, Nourish has been impacted by the pandemic. We have implemented a COVID-19 safe approach in all our locations and the 2021 intakes are scheduled to start in February and August.

While COVID-19 has affected the lives of all Australians, the most recent Foodbank Hunger Report highlights that food insecurity hit younger Australians hardest during the pandemic. Nourish helps to alleviate food insecurity in the following ways:

  • Educating participants about sustainable food practices
  • Showing students how to cook nutrient-rich food on a budget
  • Students eat or take home food cooked during lessons


Nourish Impact

165

Nourish graduates across three locations have graduated from the Nourish Program with a formal hospitality qualification since the program launched in 2015.

$4.20

SROI. Every $1 invested in Nourish generates $4.20 in Social Return on Investment (SROI) by increasing at-risk youth’s earning potential and avoiding health, housing and welfare costs (Bain & Co. 2019).

100

Our Nourish students learn how to prepare and cook at least 100 different recipes during the program.

Nourish Corporate Partners

Contact Us

OzHarvest Nourish Sydney

Phone: 0411 465 458

Email: [email protected]

 

OzHarvest Nourish Adelaide

Phone: 0423 139 816

Email: [email protected]

 

OzHarvest Nourish Newcastle

Phone: 0490 467 623
Email: [email protected]