Calendar of free meals

 

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

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

Open Table, Coburg @ Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
Dec 13 @ 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 dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Dec 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.

Dec
14
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Dec 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, Fawkner @ Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre
Dec 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.

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

Dec
15
Sun
Open Table, Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Dec 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 Facebook events page before going.

Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 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 15 @ 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
16
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Dec 16 @ 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
17
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Dec 17 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Dec 17 @ 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
18
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Dec 18 @ 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 18 @ 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 18 @ 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.

Dec
19
Thu
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Dec 19 @ 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 19 @ 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 19 @ 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
20
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Dec 20 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Dec
21
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Dec 21 @ 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.

Dec
22
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 22 @ 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 22 @ 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
23
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Dec 23 @ 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
24
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Dec 24 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Dec
25
Wed
Community lunch (Reservoir) @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Dec 25 @ 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)
Dec 25 @ 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.

Diamond Creek Christmas lunch @ Uniting Church Hall
Dec 25 @ 12:00 – 15:00

A community lunch at the Uniting Church Hall on Christmas Day, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Door-to-door transport is available if needed.

RSVP to Graham by phone (0419 361487) or email.

Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Dec 25 @ 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.

Dec
26
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Dec 26 @ 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 26 @ 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
27
Fri
Community lunch (Preston) @ The Bridge
Dec 27 @ 12:00 – 13:00

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

Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Dec 27 @ 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
28
Sat
Balam-Balam Community Garden working bee (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Dec 28 @ 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
Dec 28 @ 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 28 @ 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
29
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 29 @ 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 29 @ 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
30
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Dec 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
31
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Dec 31 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Jan
1
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 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.