Helping our community, one sip at a time

Posted in: Community

Community is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s shaping new ones in order to create brighter futures, or supporting existing ones so as to create better prospects.

One way we are fulfilling this mission, and further growing our rich philanthropic history, is by supporting local social enterprise café and florist, L’Arte Central in ensuring our very own City of Casey continues to flourish. This charitable eatery exists to promote training, employment and participation opportunities for our most at-risk and disadvantaged community members – a noble cause that resonates strongly with our own civic values.

To help in its bid to transform lives, Balcon Group has pledged to purchase 100 meals per week from L’Arte Central. Since we made this pledge more than a year ago, thousands of meals have been provided to the city’s most vulnerable, sustaining them through one of the most difficult years in Melbourne’s history.

Not only do we do this in an effort to empower people with hope (and a full stomach), but to alleviate the hardship caused by a challenging 2020 that saw the hospitality industry suffer one of the biggest blows of all. This ensures employment opportunities are still readily available for those who need them most.

“Given the impact of COVID-19, Balcon Group reached out to L’Arte Central in April 2020 to see if they would be able to prepare meals for disadvantaged residents in the City of Casey. Balcon Group is proud of this initiative and the assistance it provides to L’Arte Central and the community.” – Jason Shaw, General Manager

We greatly admire the way L’Arte Central goes above and beyond in their mission (and we’re very grateful for their award-winning pies). Suffice to say, playing a part in supporting their movement is a contribution we feel privileged to make.

To join us in supporting this worthy cause, you can drop in at L’Arte Central in Cranbourne to try their delicious menu for yourself. Alternatively, you can make a tax-deductible donation directly, helping the team in their bid to buy a new delivery van. Plus, every donation made at the moment is being matched by a very generous donor, so you’ll be making double the impact on our wonderful City of Casey community.