Made with Love

Made with Love (MWL) is a Food Collective or Food Giving Circle utilising the power of community and networking to provide delicious, nutritious and hearty home made meals, made with love, to the homeless and disadvantaged. Collectively MWL has made a huge impact already on homeless people in Melbourne’s CBD. MWL has engaged schools, school Kitchen Garden programs, and Community kitchens who are now participating in this initiative.

Made with Love call to action - help others from homeTogether with our growing MWL community, we have provided literally hundreds of homemade meals, countless deliveries of supermarket groceries and basic essentials, fresh fruit and vegetables, Bakers Delight fresh breads, care packages, Coles vouchers, clothing and more.

MWL has engaged a huge number of families who are benefiting from the joy of cooking their favourite dishes together, food made from the heart, delivering the food and hence connecting directly with the cause and the people they are making food for. Feedback is that the reward is just as significant for the families involved as the people who are enjoying these meals.

Word has literally spread on the street about the delicious, homemade meals available – on one recent Sunday, around 50 people were waiting before opening time at Youth Projects, as they knew they would receive a nourishing meal. One homeless man shared, “Everyone’s talking about the food at Youth Projects now. It’s a better feed than you ever get anywhere else. It’s easy and they let you have seconds.”

To join our cooking roster, please click here. For further information please email  hello@kip.org.au

Make a Difference from Home, KiP Style

Although we can’t run our sessions at the moment, we still want to keep helping our amazing charity partners as well as empowering our next generation of changemakers. Through KiP’s Made with Love roster, you can sign up to donate goods to those who need it. You make/collect the goods at home and then deliver them to the charities. So far, we have the following charities participating;

Anonymous X, Malvern East – ‘Hand Sanitiser’
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Footscray, – ‘Pantry Items’
Theodora House, Seaford – ‘Food items’
Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House, Collingwood – ‘Baked Goods’
PCYC, St Kilda – ‘Hampers’

Follow these easy steps to join KiP’s Made with Love roster and help any of the charities above:

  1. Go to KiP’s SignUp page
  2. Select a date/s that suits you
  3. Select the type of donation – Baked Goods, Food Items, Hampers, Hand Sanitiser, Food Kits, or Pantry Items
  4. Click drop down arrow for more information including list of donations needed and delivery information
  5. Click the green ‘sign up’ button to enter your details and join the KiP Made with Love roster

Need some help signing up to our roster? This video may help or send an email to hello@kip.org.au. You may also like to consider putting something special in with the goods you are donating – a lovely soap, a candle, and most importantly,  an anonymous card/letter/message of hope sending love and support.

Thank you to those who have already signed up, we think you are the ants pants.

Join the MWL roster here!

Please remember other than the essentials, stay home, stay safe.

Wishing you good health and calm,

The KiP Team ⭐️

A message from Youth Projects Chairman Melanie Raymond:

“Thanks to Made with Love, the food and nutrition that has been introduced is very significant. We have been able to expand the palate and range of foods clients will try. This has been a big problem in the past where clients would reject anything new. Now they are familiar with and eating lentils, pumpkins, beans, savoury muffins, wholemeal bread, fresh fruit and fresh salads.”