CafeSmart 2021 brings community spirit this week

Hundreds of cafés across Australia are uniting to take action against homelessness through CafeSmart 2021. Held this week from the 2 to 8 August, cafés will raise money to support their local homelessness charities and services. Read More

A call to cafés: CafeSmart 2021

CafeSmart, an event by Australian initiative StreetSmart, is returning for its 11th year to raise funds to support community driven organisations and those experiencing homelessness. Read More

SmartMeals provides meals to the homeless while saving hospo jobs

CafeSmart organiser Streetsmart Australia has provided more than 5400 meals to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic through its SmartMeals program. StreetSmart Australia says charity meals programs are shut across the country. With gatherings restricted and older volunteers protecting their health, food security for vulnerable Australians is an emerging challenge. At the same time restaurants and cafés are closing or reducing hours. This is making people with limited resources vulnerable to poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
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CafeSmart announces return in 2019

The coffee community is set to reunite once again with StreetSmart Australia’s annual CafeSmart campaign to help combat homelessness, to begin on 9 August 2019. Participating cafés donate $1 from every coffee sold, directly supporting smaller grassroots homeless charities.
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DineSmart 2018 to fight homelessness this Christmas

StreetSmart has launched DineSmart 2018, a campaign that sees venues ask diners to leave a small donation on their bill to fight homelessness. This year, there are more than 125 participating restaurants and the campaign, which hopes to raise at least $250,000 for homelessness projects during the busy run into Christmas.
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Melbourne Coffee Week

Melbourne Coffee Week to return in 2019

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) has announced that Melbourne Coffee Week will again be held in 2019, from 4 to 9 February. Melbourne Coffee Week aims to reinvest back into the coffee community and help grow organisations and industries, give local business owners a chance to increase brand recognition and weekly trade by promoting their event to thousands of coffee lovers, and celebrate Melbourne’s coffee culture.
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