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This report evaluated the extent to which the Hope City Mission (HCM) Food Bank Nutrition Project met the set goals and objectives. This consisted of conducting a process and impact evaluation of: the written handouts; Quick and Easy Recipe Ideas, School Lunch Ideas, Super 6 Lunchbox Essentials, Smart Shopping Tips, Healthy Eating Made Easy, and Coeliac Disease and Gluten Free Foods. It also included a process and impact evaluation of the recommendations made to staff of HCM of; how to increase the nutritional value of food packages, and encourage clients to eat a healthy and balanced diet.
This project assessed the nutritional value of the food provided by Hope City Mission (HCM) Food Bank; an emergency food relief agency in Croydon South in the Outer East of Melbourne. A report was compiled outlining recommendations to improve the nutritional value of the food provided. In addition, six written resources were developed for dissemination by HCM Food Bank.
The project expected to (1) increase understanding of barriers to breastfeeding in previously identified 'at risk' groups such as young mothers, mothers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups and socially disadvantaged mothers and (2) increase community support for breastfeeding mothers by increasing the number of breastfeeding facilities and businesses displaying the 'Breastfeeding Welcome Here' sticker in the Outer East.
This project assessed the levels of food security in the region through physical mapping of local food outlets, the application of the Victorian Healthy Food basket survey, community surveys, community consultation and focus groups. The report identifies recommendations on strategic approaches and community strategies that will aim to improve access to nutritious food for the communities of the Outer East.
The purpose of the Strengthening the AOD service system for improved client experiences project is to work with Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) agencies to identify and implement strategies that strengthen the Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne AOD service system. As a result of extensive sector and client consultation the following four areas were identified as priorities for action: 1. Care and Recovery Coordination (CRC) 2. Workforce 3. Service Awareness and Access 4. Information Sharing and Discharge Planning. Related resource - Case Study