I am super excited to introduce you to New Bub Club. I had the pleasure to meet co-founder Darby O’Donnell a few months ago (pre-lockdown!) at a co-working space. I instantly loved her idea, her passion and her energy. Darby explains more below about what New Bub Club is and how it works but in brief, it is a zero waste, no prep meal delivery service for new parents in Melbourne.
Darby has put so much thought into the services they provide so it minimises the impact on the planet. All their meals are delivered in reusable meal containers, in a reusable cardboard box, with reusable thermal liners made of excess wool, and a reusable food-grade ice pack. They are currently transitioning to reusable food labels instead of stickers as well! For their subscribers, they pick up everything they dropped off (minus the food of course!) the next week and use it again. For customers that make a single purchase, they can keep the containers to reuse at home. How fantastic is this? And from the testimonials of happy customers, the food sounds amazing!
Giving the gift of no prep meal delivery for new parents would have such a huge positive impact on their lives. With our firstborn, I can remember not eating until 8.30-9pm at night! No idea what I was doing but it took a number of months for that to settle down before I found my feet. To have had delicious pre-prepared meals would have been a god-send! Read on to find out more about why Darby started New Bub Club and have the chance to win a voucher for the 3 Meals for 2 People, valued at $140.00 – you can use it yourself or give it to a friend who has a new bub.
PLEASE NOTE: New Bub Club currently operates within a radius of 25km from Melbourne CBD. You can enter from outside of this radius but the delivery must be within it.
Hi! I’m Darby, founder of New Bub Club. The truth is, I really struggled with early motherhood following a traumatic emergency cesarean without family support nearby. I desperately needed more help but didn’t know where to begin. Many well-intentioned friends sent adorable baby clothes, bibs and blankets and while we greatly appreciated it all, we had heaps of this stuff already.
We were struggling with the bare basics. We resorted to ordering takeaways and supermarket meals more than I care to remember, and on top of feeling ‘yuck,’ the amount of waste from these deliveries would fill up 1/4 of our bin for the week! This brought into focus a much bigger problem: environmentally conscious choices in parenting are not often convenient ones, and new parents need convenience more than anything.
So with that in mind, I launched New Bub Club – a zero waste meal delivery service for new parents in Melbourne. I dream of a world where all new parents have a fridge full of nutritious, delicious, no prep meals and don’t have to choose between the environment and their own wellbeing.
Every week we deliver fresh meals that are made-from-scratch with whole ingredients to new parents in a 25km radius of Melbourne CBD. Our meal boxes can be purchased in a weekly subscription or a single purchase.
Each box contains three complete meals (main + side), and each meal has enough food for 2 generous adult servings (6 servings in total). The meals are delivered in reusable glass containers that are collected for reuse the following week for our weekly subscribers or are yours to keep in a single purchase for reuse at home. We offer meat, vegetarian, mixed (meat & veg mains), vegan, dairy free, and gluten free meal boxes, and the menu changes every week on a 6 week cycle.
You can enter the giveaway further below and find out more here: