Gran's Van Association Inc was formed at the instigation of former Devonport Mayor, Mary Binks. Seeing a need in the community that no one else was meeting at the time, Mrs Binks drew people together to find a solution. When a vehicle was donated in the winter of 2006, Gran's Van became a reality.
Since then, Gran's Van have served more than 40000 meals to the poor and homeless of Devonport, as well as distributing countless sleeping bags, blankets, beanies, socks, jumpers and jackets donated by the local community.
local people volunteer 3-6 hours a month to facilitate our programs
average number of clients has increased from 14 to 22 per night within 3 years
our food van now operates 6 nights per week (originally 3) and in 2022 we launched our mobile shower and laundry trailer in Devonport