What is Hope Delivery?

Our mission is to do one of the simplest things – to nourish Australians who are struggling to look after themselves.  We aim to feed 14,000 people per week across Sydney and Melbourne.

Rockpool Dining Group has launched Hope Delivery, a much-needed community meal program in Sydney and Melbourne to feed international hospitality workers and the homeless and disadvantaged doing it tough during the current pandemic.

Backed by Rockpool Dining Group’s charitable arm, Rockpool Foundation, the meals are being prepared and distributed directly from Rosetta in Sydney and Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne for the next six months.

“As life starts to regain momentum and doors being to re-open, we know that the road ahead is long. Now more than ever is the time to work harder and continue to look after those who are in need. We will continue to feed the vulnerable, the greater community and especially those of our hospitality Visa staff who have slipped through the safety net.”  Neil Perry AM

Other recipients of the Hope Delivery meal program include OzHarvest, who work with homeless and underprivileged people in our community who need more help at the moment.


To deliver Hope, we have assembled the head chefs, restaurant managers, waiters and an army of volunteers in the kitchens of Rosetta in Sydney and Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne to prepare a range of nutritious meals each day.

International hospitality workers collect their meals directly from the restaurants between 12pm and 4pm while the meals for people in need in the community are distributed by OzHarvest and its distribution network.

Hope Delivery also gives support to Australia’s valuable fruit and vegetable growers as well as the restaurant industry’s beef, lamb, chicken and seafood producers who have been severely impacted by a slow in demand for their products.

Three pillars that enables this program to work efficiently:
The Rockpool Foundation is a fully-fledged, audited foundation

There are 2,000+ brilliant staff and a willing work force through Jobkeeper and volunteering

There is a well-established and efficient infrastructure in our Group’s commercial kitchens to prepare the volume of meals each day


Through the Rockpool Foundation, financial support is needed from the Government, corporate partners and private citizens.

To achieve this mission of feeding 1,000 people per day, in both Sydney and Melbourne, 7 days per week, we need to raise $35,000 a week.

If we achieve this target, we will be in a position to commit to this program for at least the next 6 months, making our fundraising target $910,000.


Be at the forefront of helping support the community through these tough times

Showcase Corporate Social Responsibility and association through meaningful social impact

The opportunity for staff involvement and giving to the community through volunteering

The ability to celebrate community spirit and deliver good news and hope through your own channels

Promote your association with Hope Delivery and spread the positive, supportive message

Representation on The Rockpool Foundation and Hope Delivery websites

We would like to welcome a community of Partners at various levels;

$35,000 bring hope & nourishment to 14,000 people

$20,000 bring hope & nourishment to 8,000 people

$10,000 bring hope & nourishment to 4,000 people

(All charity donations are tax deductible)


The vision to give generously to the community has been in the Rockpool DNA for more than 30 years with Neil Perry raising millions of dollars for charity. After years of supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation, OzHarvest, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Mission Australia and many smaller charitable organisations and people, the Rockpool Foundation was established in 2013.

For the past seven years, the Rockpool Foundation has raised and donated millions of dollars to charitable events and community projects: from OzHarvest and The Starlight Children’s Foundation, to Bear Cottage, the Steve Waugh Foundation, CanTeen, Camp Quality, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, Sydney Children’s Hospital and more.


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