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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Nov
30
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
1
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Dec 1 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
2
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
3
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Dec 3 @ 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).
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
4
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Dec 4 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
5
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Dec 5 @ 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, Carlton North @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Dec 5 @ 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.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Dec 5 @ 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.

Dec
6
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 6 @ 17:00 – 18:00

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

Community dinner (Mitcham)
Dec 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.

Dec
7
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
8
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Dec 8 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Dec 8 @ 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.

Dec
9
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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.

Dec
10
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Dec 10 @ 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).
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Dec 11 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
12
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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.

Dec
13
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 13 @ 17:00 – 18:00

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

Community dinner (Mitcham)
Dec 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Each Sunday night, a different local club, business, or church group provides and serves a meal to people in the Mitcham community.

Dec
14
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
15
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Dec 15 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Dec 15 @ 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.

Dec
16
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Dec 16 @ 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)
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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.

Dec
17
Thu
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 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).
Dec 17 @ 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.

Dec
18
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Dec 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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