The Corner Store Network: 2022 Finalist – Healthy and fair society

Last updated: 3 August 2022
seven young adults standing in a store in front of a wood counter with shelves of products behind and lights hanging above The Corner Store Network is a finalist for a Community Champion award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Healthy and fair society category.

The Corner Store Network is a delicious social enterprise, harnessing the power of coffee and preserves to protect our future. The Melbourne-based social enterprise sources their coffee directly from organic, small-holder farms in Timor-Leste at above international fair-trade prices.

They also invite the community to attend preserving sessions where volunteers preserve donated, locally grown produce, saving it from landfill. Proceeds from the sale of these preserves are then distributed to the produce grower and local food relief agencies.

By creating practical and local solutions, the network is taking real action to preserve the future for generations to come, and ensure that every person globally has economic, food and environmental justice.

Healthy and fair society 2022 finalists