Everyone who works at Vittoria Food & Beverage knows how lucky we are to be doing something we love. We think it's only right to give back to the community to balance the ledger, which is why we support a large number of good causes, great people and inspiring ideas. Sometimes we'll support them with a donation of money, sometimes we'll lend our experience or expertise, and there are many occasions when we give our time – very often the most valuable gift of all. We tell you this not for applause, but because you may find something within these charities that may inspire you too.

National Indigenous Culinary Institute

NICI was established in 2012 as a not-for-profit partnership committed to finding and training the next generation of culinary leaders, and is now the leading Indigenous chef training program in Australia.

As a hospitality training program, NICI aim high, working with the top chefs and restauranteurs to provide exceptional career opportunities. They want their graduates to make major contributions to the Australian hospitality industry through their skills and leadership. NICI wants to see more Indigenous chefs with their own restaurants and food businesses, with their own chef’s hat awards, and with their own success stories.

NICI offers elite training and experience for aspiring indigenous Chefs who will be trained and mentored by Australia’s top Chefs at host restaurants from Rockpool Bar and Grill, Bistro Guillaume, Catalina, Aria, The European, Movida, The Dolphin Hotel, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and more in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, operating on a scale that makes it crucial to the work of the front line charities that are feeding vulnerable Australians. Foodbank provides 88 million meals a year (241,000 meals a day) to more than 2,600 charities around the country, accounting for 79% of all food received by charities from food rescue organisations.

Foodbank is also the largest supporter of school breakfast programs in Australia, providing food for 2,000 schools nationally (both directly and via programs run by other organisations). Foodbank provides regular breakfasts to more than 132,000 students at schools around the country and on top of this, more than 200,000 children seek food relief from our charities every month.

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Tour De Cure

Vittoria Coffee gets on the road to curing cancer. The Tour De Cure, marathon annual bike ride is committed to helping Australian men, women and children with cancer.

This year's Tour De Cure took place on the 3rd of May 2012 which saw the team ride from Brisbane to Mission Beach, a total of 1656 km which took the riders 11 days to complete. Vittoria Coffee is a corporate sponsor of Tour De Cure and provides ongoing support including financial donations as well as providing the Vittoria Coffee mobile van which followed riders throughout the whole marathon bike ride to ensure they could enjoy the perfect cup of Vittoria Coffee at all times along the way.

Thanks to the generous support of other Australian companies and citizens, this year the Tour De Cure raised over $2, 000, 000 to help find a cure for cancer. Donate and be a part of the cure.

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Vittoria Coffee is a proud partner of Ozharvest.

Ozharvest is a charity that feeds people in need. Every week Ozharvest collects over 25 tonnes of excess food and delivers it to people in need. Ozharvest have delivered over 10 million meals to disadvantaged and homeless people in the 7 years that the charity has been running. OzHarvest delivers food to over 398 charities who feed thousands of people around the Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane areas.

Vittoria Coffee supports Ozharvest through financial donations and is also actively involved in Ozharvest events and ongoing initiatives.

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The Curran Foundation

The Curran Foundation is an independent charitable foundation supporting Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital. Vittoria Coffee is proud to support the foundation over the past few years, through substantial donations which has assisted in the recruitment of state-of the-art medical and surgical equipment and facilities.

Through our donations, we've been able to help the Curran Foundation purchase Capsule Endoscopy equipment that allows for non invasive diagnosis of the intestinal tract. The patient simply swallows the camera/sensor capsule which is about the size of a large pill and a complete picture of the intestinal tract is provided, to make diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease much easier.

We also donated funds for an Icycler MyiQ real time detection system for bowel cancer, it may be a complex name but it does a very simple and worthwhile job, it rapidly and sensitively detects the early warning signs of bowel cancer.

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Starlight Children's Foundation Australia

The Starlight Children's Foundation aims to transform the lives of seriously ill children, young people and their families throughout Australia. Starlight's programs include Wishgranting, In-Hospital programs such as Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms as well as the adolescent program and online community Livewire. It's a wonderful cause and we're proud to help where we can. One way we help is with the Starlight Five Chefs Dinner where in each state, five of the biggest names in cooking create a magnificent degustation dinner for over two thousand people nationally. Almost everything on the night is donated so that 80% of all funds raised can go directly towards Starlight programs. For each event Vittoria generously donate a Faema coffee machine to auction, Santa Vittoria mineral water and of course Vittoria Coffee, served by our volunteer baristas.

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Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Closer to home, near our factory at Silverwater, we've assisted the Children's Hospital at Westmead, as they go about giving kids world class medical care. We firmly believe in being a good neighbour in our local community and this is one way of fulfilling that role. Vittoria has assisted the Children's Hospital at Westmead achieve its vision of providing a caring, world class service for sick children through substantial donations.

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Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

We also support the fund raising activities of the Sydney Children's Hospital, which is the leader and centre of excellence for children's health in NSW and beyond. The foundation is dedicated in raising finance to support equipment, research and clinical services. Vittoria Coffee continues to support the foundations efforts by providing donations, gifts for volunteers and items for auction at their annual 'Gold Ball.' We also make sure that there are plenty of great coffee products to be auctioned and that the finest espresso flows right through the night with our team of talented baristas giving up their time for this very special cause.

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Cambodian Childrens Trust

Vittoria Coffee is working with CCT to set up a Café and Barista Training School. Vittoria Coffee are not only sponsoring the entire project and providing training for CCT's staff in Sydney, but they are also committed to being involved in the project's ongoing development. The CCT Café will provide jobs for local youth and give them experience in practical small business management. It will also generate a new and constant source of income for CCT, contributing to our overall sustainability.

The Barista School will provide members of the wider Battambang community with access to a unique vocational training opportunity, free of cost. CCT's young adults will be able to use the training at CCT's Barista School as a possible means of supporting themselves while studying away from home. It will also provide members of the wider community with the experience they need to ultimately establish their own unique small business enterprises. The Barista School will offer extensive hospitality training, as well as training in coffee machine maintenance, repair and servicing.

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