Calendar of free meals

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, it is unlikely that many, if any, of these events will actually be happening.

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Apr
7
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Apr 7 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Apr 7 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Apr
8
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Apr 8 @ 12:00 – 13:00

They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.

Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Apr 8 @ 12:30 – 14:30

A two course home-cooked meal is shared in their dining room with other friendly community members. Go along for company, conversation and support. A great opportunity to find out what’s available in the neighbourhood. RSVP Span Community House by phone (9480 1364) or email.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Apr 8 @ 17:30 – 19:00

The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually a selection of cakes). Tea and coffee is available through the night.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Apr 8 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Apr
9
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Apr 9 @ 12:45 – 13:45

Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.

Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Apr 9 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
10
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Apr 10 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Apr 10 @ 18:00 – 20:30

This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is usually served at 6.30pm, with coffee and nibbles starting 5.30pm or 6pm.

Apr
11
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Apr 11 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Apr 11 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Apr
12
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Apr 12 @ 17:00 – 18:00

Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.

Apr
13
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Apr 13 @ 12:00 – 14:00

A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.

Apr
14
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Apr 14 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Apr 14 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Apr
15
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Apr 15 @ 12:00 – 13:30

Whether you are a local worker, live locally, are a church member or just looking for a place to have a meal – they welcome you to their monthly community meal. Their desire is to create a safe space for all people to connect, be encouraged and feel cared for as a valued member of our local community.

Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Apr 15 @ 12:00 – 13:00

They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Apr 15 @ 17:30 – 19:00

The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually a selection of cakes). Tea and coffee is available through the night.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Apr 15 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Apr
16
Thu
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Apr 16 @ 12:30 – 13:30

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Apr 16 @ 12:45 – 13:45

Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.

Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Apr 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
17
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Apr 17 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Apr
18
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Apr 18 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.

Open Table, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Apr 18 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Every other Saturday.

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Apr 18 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Apr
19
Sun
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Apr 19 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their Facebook events page before going.

Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Apr 19 @ 17:00 – 18:00

Their team of 50 to 60 volunteers prepares a simple, healthy two-course meal for whoever walks through their doors.

Apr
20
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Apr 20 @ 12:00 – 14:00

A team of volunteers provide a light lunch of soup and rolls. Food parcels are also given out from donations of food items from the parish.

Apr
21
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Apr 21 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Apr 21 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Apr
22
Wed
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Apr 22 @ 12:00 – 13:00

‘Jen the chef’ makes meals which always includes a main and dessert. Why not go down and join in, eat something, and have a chat with some new friends.

Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Apr 22 @ 12:00 – 13:00

They provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can receive wholesome meals and friendship. Succulent soups please the palate in Winter and, in Summer, savouries are the order of the day.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Apr 22 @ 17:30 – 19:00

The meal is provided undercover at the front of the church by either New Community Ringwood Church or UrbanLife. It consists of soup, then BBQ hamburgers with bread rolls and salad, followed by dessert (usually a selection of cakes). Tea and coffee is available through the night.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Apr 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Food Not Bombs Melbourne is part of a worldwide movement that cooks and distributes vegan organic food to anyone and everyone, without restriction. It bases itself in Brunswick, gathers leftover organic fruit and vegetables from Queen Victoria Market and elsewhere, gives some to worthy causes, then cooks up the rest and serves it on the streets of Fitzroy, Footscray and Coburg. They would welcome more people to help them cook the meals (you can cook what you like or help someone else cook). The cooking starts 2 hours before the serving times.

Apr
23
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Apr 23 @ 12:45 – 13:45

Share a healthy home-cooked lunch and chat with fellow community members and Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre staff.

Community dinner (Lilydale) @ Lilydale Showgrounds, Main Street<br>(mid Sep to mid May); The Chapel,<br>42-44 Castella Street (mid May to mid Sep).
Apr 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FoodStop creates a safe and positive environment for those needing a meal and/or social interaction.

Whilst FoodStop is usually located at the entrance to the Lilydale Showgrounds, in the colder months (mid May to mid September), it is in The Chapel at 42-44 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Apr
24
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Apr 24 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Go for a lunch and stay for the conversation and activities.

Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Apr 24 @ 18:00 – 20:30

This is a weekly event, on every Friday evening except for the 3rd Friday of each month and public holidays. See the Salt Foundation’s Facebook page for details about each week’s particular meal. Dinner is usually served at 6.30pm, with coffee and nibbles starting 5.30pm or 6pm.

Apr
25
Sat
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:30 – 13:30

Volunteer with others to keep the Balam-Balam community garden healthy and take home some produce with you! Stay to enjoy a free hot lunch provided by Open Table.

Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Apr 25 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Go and and enjoy a meal with them. Welcoming the homeless, people with dependencies, struggling families, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities and anyone who just wants a good meal and a chat.