Calendar of free meals

 

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

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Jul
25
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Jul 25 @ 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)
Jul 25 @ 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.

Jul
26
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Jul 26 @ 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.

Jul
27
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Jul 27 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Collingwood @ Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Jul 27 @ 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 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.

Jul
28
Wed
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jul 28 @ 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)
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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.

Jul
29
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Jul 29 @ 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).
Jul 29 @ 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
30
Fri
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Jul 30 @ 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.

Jul
31
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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.

Aug
1
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Aug 1 @ 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)
Aug 1 @ 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.

Aug
2
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Aug 2 @ 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.

Aug
3
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 3 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Collingwood @ Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Aug 3 @ 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 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.

Aug
4
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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.

Aug
5
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 5 @ 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).
Aug 5 @ 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.

Aug
6
Fri
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Aug 6 @ 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.

Aug
7
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
8
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Aug 8 @ 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)
Aug 8 @ 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.

Aug
9
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Aug 9 @ 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.

Aug
10
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Aug 10 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Collingwood @ Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Aug 10 @ 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 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.

Aug
11
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 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.

Aug
12
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 12 @ 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).
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
13
Fri
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
14
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Aug 14 @ 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
Aug 14 @ 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.

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