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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.

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Present Operations

100+ Volunteers

local people volunteer 3-6 hours a month to facilitate our programs

Growing Need

average number of clients has increased from 14 to 22 per night within 3 years

Expanded Service

our food van now operates 6 nights per week (originally 3) and in 2022 we launched our mobile shower and laundry trailer in Devonport

Mobile Market

We are currently investigating the viability of a mobile supermarket to provide low cost fruit, vegetables and other staples across the NW Coast of Tasmania

Ongoing Partnerships

We continue to explore opportunities to work with Action Against Homelessness and Loaves and Fishes Tasmania and other local community organisations.