It was with great sadness that The Growing Abundance Project ceased canteen operations in December 2017, in order to remain financially responsible.

The Growing Abundance Project operated the canteen at Castlemaine Secondary College from 2013 – 2017. In 2015 we expanded our operations to Castlemaine Primary School. In 2017 we added Winters Flat Primary School and North Castlemaine Primary School to our school lunch program.

We provided fresh, tasty and healthy food, made from local produce, to hundreds of students through our School Canteen program. We believe this work has made a profound impact on the culture of providing food to our young people in local schools. Our staff in the Castlemaine Secondary School Canteen have been jolly hard working and incredibly dedicated advocates for this vision. We trust these values will continue in future Canteen operations at Castlemaine Secondary College and in the provision of healthy food options to the Primary Schools. We deeply regret having to cease our Canteen operations and thank CSC for their support and commitment to realise this vision.