Emmaus News

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January 2018 – Thanks to OzHarvest

Every Monday our wonderful friends from OZHARVEST deliver a range of fresh fruit, vegetables and some protein to the Emmaus Community.

This is a wonderful service from OZHARVEST and helps Emmaus to give extra nutritional food items to our Community members

We also use this food to help with our Community luncheon every Wednesday and this not only keeps our costs down but helps all our Community members to achieve improved fresh and healthy meals

Our thanks to OZHARVEST for helping out at Emmaus .. we love your friendly and helpful approach to our staff and Community members and we are grateful recipients of your amazing organisation,

ABOUT OZHARVEST

“…. OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1000 charities supporting people in need across the country.

Founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn, after noticing the huge volume of good food going to waste from the hospitality industry, she decided there had to be a better way.  Starting in Sydney with one van – the first of many donations from Goodman+ Foundation – she delivered 4,000 meals in the first month.

OzHarvest now operates nationally, rescuing over 100 tonnes of food each week from over 3,000 food donors including supermarkets, hotels, airports, wholesalers, farmers, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms ….”

 

 

December 2017 – Two New Homes Underway

Two New Homes started construction in December 2017

Click on the photo for the “big picture”

Two New Homes for the Emmaus Community commenced Construction in December 2017 and are progressing very well.

The Homes will become an integral part of the support structure for the Emmaus Community members and we look forward to their completion in mid 20118.

The above photo was taken on Friday, 29th December 2017.

 

 

November 2017 – Emmaus Turns 21 (1996 —-> 2017)

Celebrating 21 Years of the Emmaus Community

In 2017 The Emmaus Community celebrates 21 years of helping people with mental health issues.

A recent article in the Record Magazine (Issue 10) highlighted the wonderful work of the Emmaus Community led by Br AL.

A Link to that article can be found here

A link to the complete Record Magazine (Issue 10) is also found here

(The Record Magazine is a wonderful weekly publication from the Archdiocese of Perth)

 

 

October 2017 – Special Thanks to “Food Rescue”

The Emmaus Community sincerely thanks FOOD RESCUE for providing us with fresh food items.

Commencing in October, 2017 FOOD RESCUE has agreed to assist Emmaus with regular donations of fruit, vegetables and other food products that will continue and expand the healthy diet of the Emmaus residents.   This will be particularly helpful in expanding the regular consumption of extra fruit and vegetables.

FOOD RESCUE support many charities in Western Australia and Emmaus is privileged to be able to work with this wonderful charity and their amazing volunteers.

Our special thanks to Lyndon and all of the wonderful volunteers at FOOD RESCUE for your friendly assistance.

 

“….. Food Rescue is a UnitingCare West program feeding disadvantaged people in Western Australia.It aims to alleviate hunger by rescuing perishable, fresh and nutritious food from cafes, caterers, supermarkets and wholesalers and delivering it to disadvantaged, vulnerable people.

The program assists a variety of people in need including people experiencing homelessness, women and children in crisis, vulnerable young people, indigenous communities, elderly people, refugees and new arrivals and families on low incomes.

Food Rescue relies on the support of public donations, corporate funding and the dedication of volunteers …..”

 

August 2017 – Emmaus to Build Two New Homes

Following a generous donation from the Micah Foundation, the Emmaus Community is pleased to announce the construction of two new homes to support the ongoing needs of the Community.

The architectural design and layout of the homes has been completed and the approval process via local government is currently progressing.

It is anticipated that these new homes will be completed during mid to late 2018.

These two new homes follow the completion of four beautiful homes in January 2018 which are now occupied by members of the Emmaus Community.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

June 2017 – Music added to the website

The Emmaus Community have produced 9 CD’s of music and we have now added all of this music to the Website.   We hope you  enjoy listening to the music of our Community and the many friends of Emmaus.

Check out our music HERE