Calendar of free meals

 

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

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Feb
28
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Feb 28 @ 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)
Feb 28 @ 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.

Mar
1
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
2
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 2 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
3
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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.

Mar
4
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 4 @ 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).
Mar 4 @ 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.

Mar
5
Fri
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Mar 5 @ 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.

Mar
6
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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
Mar 6 @ 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.

Mar
7
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Mar 7 @ 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)
Mar 7 @ 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.

Mar
8
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Mar 8 @ 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.

Mar
9
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 9 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Mar 9 @ 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.

Mar
10
Wed
Community lunch (Whittlesea) @ New Horizons Church (at the rear of the church)
Mar 10 @ 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
Mar 10 @ 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
Mar 10 @ 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
Mar 10 @ 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.

Mar
11
Thu
Community lunch (Carlton North) @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Mar 11 @ 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).
Mar 11 @ 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.

Mar
12
Fri
Community dinner (Heidelberg West) @ St Pius
Mar 12 @ 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.

Mar
13
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 13 @ 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.

Mar
14
Sun
Community dinner (Ringwood) @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Mar 14 @ 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)
Mar 14 @ 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.

Mar
15
Mon
Community lunch (Ringwood) @ St Paul's Anglican Church
Mar 15 @ 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.

Mar
16
Tue
Community dinner (Croydon) @ St John the Divine Anglican Church
Mar 16 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal.

Food Not Bombs, Fitzroy
Mar 16 @ 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.

Mar
17
Wed
Community lunch (Greensborough) @ All Saints Anglican Church
Mar 17 @ 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)
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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.

Mar
18
Thu
Open Table, Brunswick @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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).
Mar 18 @ 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.

Mar
20
Sat
Community lunch (Mill Park) @ Mill Park Baptist Church
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 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.