Calendar of free meals

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, some of these events might not actually be happening.

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May
29
Sun
Community dinner (Mitcham)
May 29 @ 17:30 – 19:30

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

May
31
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
May 31 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Jun
1
Wed
Community lunch (Rosanna) @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Jun 1 @ 12:30 – 13:15

First Wednesday of every month, during school terms only.

Bookings are essential for catering purposes.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jun 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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 Coburg and Collingwood. 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.

Jun
2
Thu
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).
Jun 2 @ 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.

Jun
3
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jun 3 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Jun
4
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jun 4 @ 12:30 – 13:30

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
Jun 4 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Every other Saturday. It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going.

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”.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jun 4 @ 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 website calendar before going.

Jun
5
Sun
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jun 5 @ 17:30 – 19:30

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

Jun
7
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Jun 7 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Jun
8
Wed
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Jun 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.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jun 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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 Coburg and Collingwood. 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.

Jun
9
Thu
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Jun 9 @ 12:30 – 13:00

The Open Table crew collects surplus food and it is used to create a hearty, vegetarian meal. This event is for everyone, from those who don’t have much to those who have plenty. It’s a celebration aimed at connecting diverse people in the area of Brunswick.

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).
Jun 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.

Jun
10
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jun 10 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Jun
11
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jun 11 @ 12:30 – 13:30

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
Jun 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 website calendar before going.

Jun
12
Sun
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jun 12 @ 17:30 – 19:30

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

Jun
14
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Jun 14 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jun 14 @ 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.

Jun
15
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Jun 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.

Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jun 15 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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 Coburg and Collingwood. 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.

Jun
16
Thu
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).
Jun 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.

Jun
17
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jun 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Jun
18
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jun 18 @ 12:30 – 13:30

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
Jun 18 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Every other Saturday. It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going.

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”.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Jun 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 website calendar before going.

Jun
19
Sun
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jun 19 @ 17:30 – 19:30

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

Jun
21
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Jun 21 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Jun
22
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jun 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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 Coburg and Collingwood. 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.

Jun
23
Thu
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).
Jun 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.

Jun
24
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jun 24 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Jun
25
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jun 25 @ 12:30 – 13:30

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
Jun 25 @ 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 website calendar before going.

Jun
26
Sun
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Thornbury Church of Christ
Jun 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00

A choice between roast meat or vegetarian. They like people to pre-order as it helps with numbers.

Community dinner (Mitcham)
Jun 26 @ 17:30 – 19:30

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

Jun
28
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Jun 28 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Jun
29
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Jun 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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 Coburg and Collingwood. 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.

Jun
30
Thu
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).
Jun 30 @ 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.

Jul
1
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Jul
2
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jul 2 @ 12:30 – 13:30

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.

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