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St Peter Eastern Hill Social Enterprise Inc – trading as ‘Heaven at the Hill’

Lunch Box – takeaway sandwiches

Lunch Box – takeaway sandwiches

The primary objective of St Peter’s Eastern Hill Social Enterprise Inc. is to provide employment pathways, training and volunteering opportunities for those i...

australia > VIC > metro
26/10/2020 > 29/10/2021

FIELD OF INTEREST

  • Employment pathways
  • Education & training

TARGET POPULATION

  • Young people (6-25)
  • Unemployed people

PROJECT SUMMARY

The primary objective of St Peter’s Eastern Hill Social Enterprise Inc. is to provide employment pathways, training and volunteering opportunities for those in necessitous circumstances.

Our “Lunch Box” takeaway development will employ a further 2 part-time staff, and provide further training opportunities for our volunteers. “Lunch Box” will be delivered through our coffee caravan. Customers can select from a range of sandwiches for office workers who do not have the time or inclination to pack a lunch, nor the budget to afford restaurant meals on a daily basis.

This service will appeal to employees in local businesses and office workers who currently purchase products from the coffee caravan, which is in easy walking distance from their office. For customers wanting to purchase a lunch for those in necessitous circumstances, a “pay it forward” facility will be provided.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

The social mission of our Enterprise is to provide employment pathways, training and volunteering opportunities for those in necessitous circumstances. The “Lunch Box” development will advance this social mission.

Expected outcomes include:
1) Eight of our volunteers will take up hospitality training
2) On completion of training, the volunteers will receive certification as baristas and food-handlers
3) We will assist our trainees to transition into paid employment in the hospitality industry
4) We aim for a 50% increase in sales over the first six months of “Lunch Box” operations, and 100% increase in sales after a year
5) As customer demand increases for “Lunch Box” two additional part-time positions will be created.

Profile of St Peter Eastern Hill Social Enterprise Inc – trading as ‘Heaven at the Hill’

St Peter Eastern Hill Social Enterprise Inc – trading as ‘Heaven at the Hill’

The primary objective of St Peter’s Eastern Hill Social Enterprise Inc. is to provide employment pathways, training and volunteering opportunities for those in necessitous circumstances.

Key activities are:
a. Coffee Caravan – employing 3 casual baristas, to provide customers with a range of coffee, teas, sweet and savory muffins, five days a week. Product development: “Lunch Box.”
b. Event Catering – employing 3 casual staff in a catering service, based at the St Peter’s Eastern Hill dining hall, for lunches, afternoon teas, funeral wakes and special events (to be re-launched in November 2020, once the pandemic restrictions ease)
c. Meals Program – in response to COVID-19, 39 student volunteers provide pre-packaged meals, 5 days a week, to international students and others in need.
d. Hospitality Training. A training package has been developed. A qualified trainer supervises barista and culinary training for 10 volunteers.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

TOTAL BUDGET: $65,200
FUNDING
Funding sourceAmount
Sales (80 boxes a week) @ $15 (unconfirmed)$48,000
Funding gap (unconfirmed)$17,200
EXPENSES
Expense itemAmount
Cost of sales ($3.50 per box)$11,200
Payroll (casual, 20 hrs @ $24, 40 wks)$19,200
Rental ($1,000 p.m.)$10,000
Equipment purchases$20,000
Other set-up costs$4,800

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