Why We're Here

As a social enterprise, Kinfolk exists to build and contribute to communities. Since our inception in 2010, we've asked the very 'social enterprise' question of; how do we run a business that has a net positive impact on the world?

The answer for us was to create a space that would be a catalyst to allow people to feel a sense of inclusion and community whilst gaining employability skills. We supplement the staffing of our venues with volunteer shifts for Victorians facing marginalisation and barriers to employment - providing them with an opportunity to contribute to a community and build skills. Our ethos of 'radical inclusion' means we've built a vibrant and diverse volunteer community from all walks of life. 

As a not-for-profit, all profits generated by our business pour back into the volunteer program to ensure we provide adequate support resources and tailored training so we can meet each individual on their terms.


Read our most recent impact report here.

Volunteer Program

Kinfolk exists to create opportunities for radical inclusion. For over a decade our volunteer training program has provided a space for marginalised people to gain employability skills and contribute to a community. 

Learn more about the program

Sustainability

Through all of our operations we make conscientious decisions to minimise waste and environmental impact. This extends from our local seasonal menu through to reusable and biodegradable packaging. 

Learn about our approach

Food Relief

During the pandemic we undertook a Food Relief project that provided essential meals and groceries to vulnerable people experiencing food insecurity and Melbourne.

Read case study here