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Alex Dekker is a 21-year-old impact entrepreneur and change maker, reimagining food relief in Australia through the NFP organisation started just a year ago, Alex Makes Meals.
Nominated as the Victorian Young Australian of the Year 2021 as part of the Australia Day Councils’ highly lauded Australian of the Year Awards.
I was born in Gembrook, just out of Melbourne and grew up working on my family’s flower farm.
Prior to starting Alex Makes Meals I was a full-time student at Monash University studying Science and Global Studies. I also worked on the family flower farm which gave me a good grounding in seeing now hard work can make a difference
Without a doubt, it’s all about making a difference. It’s also very much about showing that being young has not stopped me from making that difference
Creating a movement and not for profit charity in just 12 months that has managed to turn out 200,000 meals in that short time. Helping others
Social justice, helping others, making a difference and making sure ‘the next guy fights a little less hard than others”. I’m also a big advocate for lowering food waste in our society
Please see as below the full list and links to media appearances on TV and in print: