2017 free meal services during the Christmas period

A list of free Christmas meal services around Victoria from @CHPVic #homelessness #Christmas Click To Tweet

CHP has compiled a list of organisations providing meal services on or around Christmas Day that are available to people experiencing homelessness or feeling isolated.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, and will be updated as information of more services comes in. If you have details of a service that’s not listed here, please email Belinda or Lanie


Services prior to Christmas

  • Richmond Salvation Army and Collingwood Bunnings
    Date: Wednesday  6 December
    Time: 12.30pm – 2:30pm
    Where: 22 Lennox St Richmond
    Bookings essential: 9429 2117


  • Uniting Wesley – West Melbourne
    Uniting Wesley is hosting a three-course meal in the lead up to Christmas.
    Date: 6 December
    Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Cost: Free
    Venue: St Andrew’s Church
310 Barkly Street, Footscray
    RSVP: Places are limited and bookings are essential. Please visit Uniting Wesley Footscray Outreach in person to book your place. Opening hours are Wednesday to Friday, 9:30am – 4:00pm.
    Get in touch 03 9689 3515


  • Uniting Harrison – East Melbourne
    Uniting Harrison is hosting a three-course Christmas lunch the week before Christmas.
    Date: Tuesday 19 December
    Time: Doors open at 11:30am and lunch is served at 12pm
    Where: Giffford Village Community Centre
387 – 389 Maroondah Highway, Croydon North        
    RSVP Bookings are essential for the day
    Get in touch: 03 9871 8700  
  • Hope Cafe
    Date: 21 December
    Time: 6 – 8pm
    Location: St Marks Church, 9 Lee St Fawkner
    More info


  • Bayside Church Cheltenham Community

    Date: Sunday December 24
    Time: 11:45am – 2pm
    Location: Bayside Church, 99-101 Argus Street, Cheltenham 
Assistance with transport is available

    Bookings Essential: 9585 2455 or register online



Christmas Hampers

  • Infinity Church—South Morang
    Food Hampers available from the 18th of December. Contact Alex Fabiana to confirm: 0409 354 633
    Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day from 11:30


  • Salvation Army Preston Corps
    Christmas Assistance-Hampers, toys, and vouchers. Client must ring 9471 9111 (Keep trying if line busy)


Christmas Day Services


  • For Salvation Army Christmas services in Victoria, please call  13 72 58


CBD/Inner Metro

  • Sacred Heart Mission
    Location: 87 Grey St, St Kilda
    When: 11.00am – 1.30pm
    3 course meal with a vegetarian option


  • Uniting Prahran – South-East Melbourne
    Uniting Prahran is hosting Christmas day festivities with a three-course meal, music and entertainment for people in genuine need.
    Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
    Cost: Free
    Venue: Malvern Town Hall Corner High Street and Glenferrie Road, Malvern
    RSVP: Guests must register. Registrations are open until 1 December unless tickets are booked out prior. Guests can register in person at Uniting Prahran, 211 Chapel Street, on Wednesday 29 November from 1:00pm – 4:30pm.
    Get in touch: Jenelle Morton on 03 9692 9500 or email cdl@prahranmission.org.au


  • St Ignatius Parish – Richmond
    Location: Richmond Catholic Parish of St Ignatius; 326 Church Street, Richmond
    When: From 12 noon
    Contact: 03 8420 6789


Northern Metro


  • Infinity Church (South Morang & Ringwood) 

    Where: 5/9 Danaher Drive, South Morang 

    When: 11:30 am – 2:30pm, 
They also can assist with Christmas hampers during the week before Christmas.
    All appointments for hampers can be made through the Kitchen Manager Mr. Alex Fabiani. 0409 354633


  • Diamond Valley Uniting Church 

    Where: Uniting Church Hall Cnr Main Hurstbridge Rd and Wensley St, Diamond Creek

    When: from 12 noon 
More info: all welcome. Assistance with transport may be available. For more information call Diane 9718 2035.

  • Sunbury Baptist, Sunbury
    Time: 12 – 2pm
    Location: Sunbury Baptist Church 207 Gap Road Sunbury
    Bookings: 97407683


  • Sunbury Baptist, Sunbury
    Time: 12 – 2pm
    Location: Sunbury Baptist Church 207 Gap Road Sunbury
    Bookings: 97407683



Southern Metro 

  • Unity Place – Hampton Park Uniting Church
    When: Doors open at 11:30
    Where: 1 Coral Drive, Hampton Park
    RSVP: 8th December (places are limited) 9799 7994 or narrehamptonparkuc@bigpond.com


  • City Life Christmas Lunch 
    Where: The Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
    More info: entry is by ticket. For more details see the website



Western Metro 

  • Salvation Army Sunshine
    Where: 42 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine 
    When: 12 noon – 2pm 
    More info: no bookings required. Volunteers welcome!


Eastern Metro

  • Foothills Community Care Ferntree Gully
    Time: 12pm – 3pm
    Location: St John the Baptist Parish Hall, 19 Forest Rd
    Ferntree Gully
    Assistance with transport is available
    Bookings Essential: 8711 8677
    Email: Stephen@foothillscare.org.au 


Regional Victoria 

  • UnitingCare Ballarat
    Where: 105 Dana St, Ballarat (BreezeWay Melas Program)
    When: 11:30am – 1:30pm
    RSVP: RSVP Prior registration is preferred but not required
    Get in touch 03 5337 2721


  • 10th Annual Macedon Ranges Christmas Day Lunch at the Kyneton Town Hall
    Where: Kyneton Town Hall
    When: 11:30am – 2pm
    RSVP: Bookings Essential by Thursday 21 December – 200 person limit.  Get in touch: 1300 888 802, via email: kthtickets@mrsc.vic.gov.au or in person:  Any Macedon Ranges Customer Service Centres (Kyneton, Woodend, Romsey & Gisborne.  Note that although we post tickets to guests, if someone is homeless, we can make alternative arrangements


  • Christmas for Those Alone – Greater Shepparton City Council
    Where: The McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds
    When: 11:00am  to 2:00pm
    If transport is required please call: 0438 041 465
    For further information please call: 0417 349 499  or see: 2017 – Christmas For Those Alone Poster


  • St Stephen’s Uniting Church Christmas Day lunch
    Where: St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Nilmar Street, Wodonga
    When: From 11:30
    Bookings essential:  If you would like to attend please complete a Guest Registration form that can be obtained from the St Stephen’s Uniting Church Office from Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 12.30 pm. Transport to and from St Stephen’s Church can be arranged.
    Contact person on Christmas Day: Cindy Marsh 0410 425 335
    Christmas Lunch Flyer 2017


  • Life Church Christmas Day Lunch
    Where: 4 Treacy St, Mooroopna VIC
    When: From 11:30 am
    Limited places, please book in early
    RSVP: 0439 048 444 or 0427 283 224