Social enterprise Cafe Stepping Stone teams up with Sweet Bones’ chef to help refugees

Stepping Stones Cafe

Lucy Ridge 21 April 2022

The Riotact

Cafe Stepping Stone is teaming up with Sweet Bones Bakery and Cafe chef Rina Miyata to host a Feast for Freedom dinner, raising money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Stepping Stone Cafe is a social enterprise business that employs migrant and refugee women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Canberra couple Vanessa Brettell and Hannah Costello started the business to give a headstart to women who might otherwise face language and cultural barriers to employment.

Hannah and Vanessa started their first Stepping Stone project in Cartagena, Colombia, but when COVID-19 forced them to return home, they set up shop in the historic Strathnairn Homestead.

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