Eat Up’s mission is to provide lunch to some of the most vulnerable children in our community, to help children take advantage of learning opportunities, succeed in education and break the poverty cycle.


Come along to one of our public sandwich-making events! These are fun, fast and very productive — we’re talking 5,000-sandwiches-in-an-hour productive. You can come along on your own, or with family and/or friends. Kids under 12 are able to volunteer as well, so long as they’re accompanied by a parent or guardian. Follow us on Facebook for our upcoming events, venue information, and to confirm attendance or get in touch.

Corporate (Groups)

This is a great way to get your team involved in a hands-on activity to help hungry kids. We come to your office, bringing all ingredients and equipment. All we need is an hour or two of your time, around 25-60 willing sandwich makers, a little space and a parking spot for our van (especially important for CBD locations). 

Locations are all around Melbourne.

There is no cost for individuals at public sandwich making events.

Corporate groups require a $1000 donation.

If you are participating in this opportunity under community engagement time release, then you are covered by ACU's insurances. If you are accessing this opportunity as a volunteer outside of ACU, then you are NOT covered by ACU's insurance policies. If accessing this opportunity as a volunteer we strongly recommend you confirm with the organisation that they have appropriate insurance for volunteers.

How to get involved

To register your interest in this opportunity, please email ACU Engagement.

This opportunity qualifies for community engagement time release (CETR)

As an ACU staff member, you can apply for up to five days each year to participate in approved community engagement activities that contribute to the common good, address social justice issues in the community, and help those experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation.

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This policy has been developed to support staff to participate in community engagement activities and outlines time release arrangements during normal working hours.

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