The developer of Aurora Melbourne Central on LaTrobe St has teamed up with Foodbank Victoria to create the CBD’s first international student pop-up grocery store.
The store provides free fresh food and sup- plies to international students in Melbourne currently experiencing food insecurity due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located at developer UEM Sunrise’s Aurora Melbourne Central development on LaTrobe Street, the pop-up store is currently helping al- most 2000 international students a week, from more than 50 different countries and more than 100 different learning institutions.
Foodbank Victoria operates the pop-up grocery store three days a week, re-stocking it daily with fresh, culturally-diverse food supplies and ensuring a COVID-safe environment. The easy- to-access, central retail space is provided rent- free by UEM Sunrise, as part of an initiative to leverage available retail space for positive community impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.