Supporting People in Need
The Pastry Lounge is an active supporter of local food rescue business Fare Share. While we work on a minimum food waste approach, from time to time there is surplus. We donate 100kg of pastry offcuts per week to Fare Share which gets turned into quiche products for people in need in Victoria. Sometimes this also extends to surplus fillings and other products. For the last 8 years we have regularly donated to events such as The Melbourne Human Rights Film Festival and the The Skinny Duck to raise money for Fareshare.
We were delighted to win a major award in the Whitehorse Council Sustainability Awards in 2014. These awards recognise and acknowledge individuals, schools, businesses, and community groups within the Whitehorse community who achieve outstanding levels of sustainability, and reflected our installation of large scale solar panels on our roof to reduce our energy footprint. We were recognised as Winner of the Sustainable Business Award (Medium Business category) as well as Winner of the Overall Whitehorse Sustainability Award.