The Community Wellbeing & Resilience Grants program is part of the Open Your World – Statewide Wellbeing Strategy which supports the South Australian Government’s goal to build community resilience and support wellbeing in relation to the impacts and recovery from COVID-19.

The Food Centre (TFC) Paddock to Plate Project is part of the Open Your World -State-wide Wellbeing Strategy and its aims are to reconnect the community through a range of food related activities and actions. TFC has been restoring its volunteer workforce and existing food services (supermarket & café) as well as creating new services (cooking & growing) to build a local food paddock to plate system. TFC, is working in partnership with The Food Embassy (a small not-for-profit organisation that connects community through paddock to plate food events, education, and programs), Port Adelaide Enfield Council as well as other strategic partners including local schools and a food industry representative. The skills and interests of TFC volunteers have be enlisted to build a community kitchen and garden and they will also support gardening and cooking activities.

TFC Paddock to Plate Project objectives are:

  1. Build community cooking and garden infrastructure.
  2. Increase food growing and cooking knowledge and confidence.
  3. Increase social connections.
  4. Promote Paddock to Plate specific resources to TFC community.

Involvement in Paddock to Plate group activities have enabled the building of social connections and volunteers report an improved sense of purpose and wellbeing. From Paddock to Plate and TFC’s perspective food related programs are a key factor to community recovery from COVID-19.

The Paddock to Plate program aims to reconnect the community through a vast range of food related activities and social interaction.

The Food Centre aims to further the local community through a new cooking and gardening infrastructure by increasing the community knowledge and boosting confidence in the kitchen. The new Community Kitchen will inspire creativity and help form social connections in the community via volunteers and the local community.

The Food Centre aims to reconnect the community by offering food-related activities and actions through the new Community Kitchen and Paddock To Plate program. We aim to re-build the volunteer workforce, the existing food services and form new connections to the local community via the Paddock To Plate system.

The Food Centre would like to thank the following partners for this opportunity to provide the Paddock to Plate project:

This project is funded under the South Australian Government Statewide Wellbeing Strategy, led by Wellbeing SA (