We create social businesses.
We are a group of entrepreneurs who are passionate about the power of business to change the world.
We are a hard-working team who have made it our mission to help as many people as possible, because we believe that in Australia the 44,000 young people currently experiencing homelessness, are 44,000 too many.
Our solution is a fleet of hospitality social enterprises that raise crucial funds for our impact activities, and which provide life-changing training and employment to young people who are disadvantaged or who are at-risk of homelessness.
Crêpes for Change
Crêpes for Change is a social enterprise and Australia’s first non-profit food truck, serving artisan hand-crafted crêpes with all profits going towards eliminating youth homelessness.
Operating at around 170 events per year, the truck operates at private events, music festivals, food truck meet ups and also does corporate catering, generating significant revenue for our impact activities.
To date, we have succeeded in helping several young people to exit homelessness through our employment program, and through our ‘step-down’ housing program we have set up through our partnership with Launch Housing.
The truck is powered by a team of 40 strong volunteers, and recruits on a rolling basis.
See our Catering page for more details.
The Coffee Cart Changing Lives
The Coffee Cart Changing Lives is a coffee cart that operates in permanent locations and which services private events and conferences, providing a truly Melbourne-class coffee experience with all proceeds going towards our mission of eliminating youth homelessness.
Our ‘permanent’ carts (such as the one currently running at RMIT Training in Melbourne) are financially self-sustainable and operational Monday to Friday. Each cart is staffed by at least one experienced full-time barista and 3 ‘trainees’. These trainees are disadvantaged young people in need of an opportunity to gain experience and employment to change their lives, and are recruited through our partner organisations such as Launch Housing and STREAT. The trainees receive paid employment, training and mentorship for up to one year, with the aim of then leaving to enter permanent long-term employment, often through one of our corporate partners.
A micro-café nestled into the urban-industrial suburb of Brunswick, serving artisanal porridge and bircher creations in the AM and filled gourmet bagels in the PM.
100% of our profits from this venture are invested in a split-profit model between Eat Up Australia and in projects that exist to eliminate youth homelessness. The cafe aims to be a prime space for training and employment, as well as prioritising environmental sustainability in everything that we do.