Why we’re here 

We launched Moon Rabbit in March 2018 to create practical training opportunities for young adults with additional learning needs. 

Bridge To Work is a tailored work-readiness program with classroom-based training, ongoing support and practical placement at Moon Rabbit.

We also wanted to create an income stream to support our community programs that are currently underfunded, such as Laneway Lunches.  

Why your support makes a difference 

We’re reimagining hospitality by putting people and the planet first.  

  • People: We create social impact for young people with additional learning needs through our Bridge To Work program and for our local community members, to enjoy an ever friendly cafe space with a tasty and affordable food and drinks menu.
  • Planet: We’re moving toward zero waste by continually redefining the notion of waste, and by working to create a closed-loop system – from garden to table and back to the garden. Find out more about our environmental initiatives here

Our impact 

In 2019 we sold 15,739 hot drinks and prevented 15,739 disposable coffee cups from ending up in landfill. 

And 70% of our 2019 TTT graduates continued on to meaningful employment, volunteering or further study

We’re extremely proud to be recognised for our efforts and impact in community development, education, environmental sustainability and business excellence. 

  • NOMINEE: 2020 Northern Business Achievement Awards, nominated by the City of Darebin 
  • WINNER: Sustainability Award, 2019 Darebin Community Awards 
  • WINNER: Creating Local Solutions Award, 2019 Victorian Learn Local Awards (for our TTT program) 

How you can help increase our impact 

There are many ways you can support Moon Rabbit and our mission: 

Shop 

We’re a certified social enterprise – unlike traditional not-for-profits, a substantial portion of our revenue is derived from commercial trade. 

  • Enjoy delicious food and coffee from our Preston café 
  • Order menu items, groceries and pantry essentials at the Moon Rabbit counter. 
  • Order our low to zero-waste catering for your next event 

Employ 

Consider hiring one of our Bridge To Work graduates in your business. 

Partner with us 

Collaborate with us to expand our range of community programs, environmental projects and ventures. 

Share the love 

Tell your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours about us! Or write a Google review so others can find us more easily. 

Keep in touch 

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