Calendar of free meals

 

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

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Sep
25
Sun
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Thornbury Church of Christ
Sep 25 @ 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)
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Sep 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Sep
28
Wed
Food Not Bombs, Coburg @ outside of Coburg Library
Sep 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.

Sep
29
Thu
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Sep 29 @ 18:00 – 20:00

They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.

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).
Sep 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.

Sep
30
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Sep 30 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Oct
1
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 1 @ 13:00 – 14:00

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
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
2
Sun
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Oct 2 @ 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.

Oct
4
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Oct 4 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Oct
5
Wed
Community lunch (Rosanna) @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
6
Thu
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Oct 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00

They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.

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).
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
7
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 7 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Oct
8
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 8 @ 13:00 – 14:00

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
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Sun
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Oct 9 @ 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.

Oct
11
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Oct 11 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Oct 11 @ 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.

Oct
12
Wed
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Span Community House
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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.

Oct
13
Thu
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Oct 13 @ 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 (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Oct 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00

They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.

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).
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
14
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Oct
15
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 15 @ 13:00 – 14:00

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
Oct 15 @ 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.

Oct
16
Sun
Community dinner (Mitcham)
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
18
Tue
Community lunch (Brunswick) @ Brunswick Uniting Church
Oct 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00

The cook provides a home style, two course meal.

Oct
19
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
20
Thu
Community dinner (Fawkner) @ Hope Cafe, St Mark's Catholic Church
Oct 20 @ 18:00 – 20:00

They provide a safe, welcoming space where food is eaten and friendships are made.

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).
Oct 20 @ 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.

Oct
21
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Oct 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00

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

Oct
22
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Oct 22 @ 13:00 – 14:00

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
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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.

Oct
23
Sun
Community lunch (Thornbury) @ Thornbury Church of Christ
Oct 23 @ 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)
Oct 23 @ 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.

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