“When we asked the community how we could connect, they told us that it’s important to make time for each other, acknowledge each other, and just say ‘hello’. We are now helping to create welcoming places where these connections can happen over a hot cup of tea or coffee,” We Are Latrobe Coordinator Shaun Mallia said.
“Even if you can’t make it to the pop-ups, we encourage you to say ‘hello’ to someone down the street or your neighbour. Saying ‘hello’ is easy, and good for you too.”
About 14 pop-up cafes were held earlier this year following the launch of the Hello Campaign in May with more than 700 free hot beverages handed out.
The next round of pop-ups will build on the initial success of the campaign and continue to help create social connections in the Latrobe Valley.
For more information about the Hello Campaign, visit wearelatrobe.com.au/hello or search ‘wearelatrobe’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
To volunteer at the pop-ups, phone 5173-8398 or email email@example.com.
The Hello Campaign is a partnership between We Are Latrobe, Latrobe Health Assembly and Lifeline Gippsland, and is supported by the Victorian Government as a Latrobe Health Innovation Zone initiative.
Hello pop-up cafes
→ Wednesday 4 September
Morwell Neighbourhood House x 48-50 Beattie Crescent, Morwell x 10am – 12pm
→ Friday 6 September x Friday 11 October
Café 3869 x 32 Main Street, Yinnar x 10am – 12pm
→ Tuesday 10 September x Tuesday 15 October
Turn Back Time Café x Shop 9/36 George Street, Moe x 10am – 12pm
→ Wednesday 18 September x Wednesday 23 October
Claudia’s Café x 37 George Street, Morwell x 10am – 12pm
→ Thursday 26 September x Thursday 31 October
Raw Harvest Café x 18-20 Rutherglen Road, Newborough x 10am – 12pm
→ Sunday 6 October x Sunday 3 November
Food Co. x 217 Franklin Street, Traralgon x 10am – 12pm