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We are a volunteer led organisation. Meet our leadership team.


Ellen Frajman

Volunteer Chair, Director

I have been an active volunteer for most of my life.  In recent years, I have become a "food whisperer", having established the nourish progarm at Temple Beth Israel and taking on the chairmanship of Mazon Australia. During the recent lockdowns I have delivered food parcels for Souper Kitchen and served takeaway meals at Sacred Heart Mission. I also made many loaves of banana bread for the Project Dignity Crisis Relief program. Scrabble is my other passion, with many lockdown hours spent playing it online.

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Joanne Loewy Irons


My resume is one of giving back. 

I  am a non-practising lawyer by choice, volunteer by design. I have provided pro-bono assistance to many non-profit groups. Volunteering for me is like breathing. 

The appeal of being a volunteer is in engaging and connecting with others, and encouraging al to give of their time in a meaningful way to build stronger, healthier and kinder communities.  

Fernanda Filarent

Treasurer, Director

I am a Jewish immigrant originally from Argentina. I exercise my professional Business and IT skills, with a unique Argentinian Yiddishe Momme twist. Volunteering is my second nature, and with very scarce time as a mother, wife, dog lover, interior designer, year level coordinator and, of course, my daily work in the corporate and non- profits sectors, I have always found time to make the world a bit better.

I know I can support the real heroes in the pantries and kitchens, by lifting the administration and operational challenges the organisation has.

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