Bright Employment previously ran a hospitality-training program in Auburn in partnership with The Salvation Army from July 2014 to April 2015. We delivered a 6-week commercial kitchen-training program to 65 migrant students over the 10-month period. Bright established a “community kitchen” at The Salvation Army’s Auburn centre, with students delivering a 3-course lunchtime meal (soup, a hot main meal and dessert) to more than 60 local community members 4 days per week. Many of these meals were provided free to local asylum seekers or health care cardholders.
This valuable experience has helped build the foundations of our existing and potential new programs as a platform for helping many hundreds more marginalised people.