$10m in meals for homeless with St Vincent de Paul
The Tasty Trucks business has served meals worth more than $10 million to Melbourne’s homeless in the past 15 years. The national food delivery van franchise has been helping St Vincent de Paul Society provide up to 500 fresh meals daily to homeless people around the Victorian capital. Volunteers from the charity load its food vans with un-sold fresh product donated by Tasty Trucks at its depots in the city’s south-east and west .
From 7pm the same evening, the food vans hit the streets and serve hot and cold meals to people who are homeless. “As a volunteer organisation, funding is often a battle,” Brother Walsh said.
“Tasty Trucks provides us with almost 150,000 quality, fresh meals per year – you can’t put a price on that level of support.” As well as providing fresh food every day, Tasty Trucks also played a major role in helping the St Vincent de Paul Society equip its food van with the latest health and safety features, allowing it to keep hot food warm and cold food refrigerated.
Tasty Trucks also assists with maintaining the three St Vincent de Paul food vans operating in Melbourne. “Tasty Trucks ensures that the quality of food we provide is of the highest standard, consistently,” Brother Walsh said. Tasty Trucks was established in 1989 and serves more than than 15,000 meals each day and more than one million fresh sandwiches every year from its 86 vans in Victoria and Newcastle