Creating Pathways Out of Homelessness & Providing For The Socially Conscious Foodie

Fighting youth homelessness since 2014, Society Melbourne has set up four venues across Melbourne, Crêpes for Change, The Coffee Cart, and Home.two, where their employment opportunities have helped multiple young people escape the cycle of homelessness.

(Photography: Society Melbourne)

Starting from a simple idea, a group of young people wanted to make a positive change in Melbourne. Tenille Gilbert, Levi Fernandez and Daniel Poole co-founded Society Melbourne, with the belief of creating sustainable social change. Crêpes for Change was a crowdfunded project that grew into the successful beginning of Society Melbourne.

“We've got space and a location volunteer-run donating 100% of profits,” Tenille explained. The trio’s entrepreneurial spirit developed along the way, realising the need to sell more of the crêpes and coffees. The more sold, the bigger the impact that they could have.</