Christmas meal services for people experiencing homelessness


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CHP has compiled a list of organisations providing meal services on or around Christmas Day 2019 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 Lucy or Aliya.

If you are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, you can call 1800 825 955 to be connected to a housing worker. You can also refer to our list of service operating hours during the Christmas period.

 


Services prior to Christmas

(Listed in date order)

 

Salvation Army Delacombe
Christmas Dinner and Carols
Date: Sunday 8 December
Time: 5.30–8.00pm
Location: Cnr Greenhalghs Rd & Warrina Drive, Delacombe 3350
Info: Visit the Salvation Army website

 

St Paul’s Anglican Church
Christmas Lunch
Date: Monday 16 December
Time: 12–1pm
Location: 40 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood
Contact: Call 9870 8701

 

ADRA Vive Cafe – Oasis Adventist Church
Christmas Dinner
Date: Thursday 19 Dec
Time: 5–8pm
Location: 17–19 Surrey Road West, Croydon
Contact: Call 9264 7777

 

St Mark’s Church Hope Cafe
Christmas Dinner
Date: Thursday 19 December
Time: 6–8pm
Location: St Marks Church, 9 Lee St, Fawkner
Info: No booking is required.

 

Salvation Army Altona
Community Christmas Lunch
Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 11.30–2pm
Location: 108 Queen Street, Altona 3018
Info: Visit the Salvation Army website

 

Croydon Soup Kitchen
Christmas Dinner
Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 3.30–9pm
Location: Keystone Hall, Civic Square, Croydon

 

The Freedom Initiative
Christmas Lunch
Date: Sunday 22 December
Time: 12pm
Location: 3 Hill Street, Ringwood
Info: Booking is essential via the details below.
Contact: Call 9879 3114

 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Christmas Dinner
Date: Sunday 22 December
Time: 5–6pm
Location: 57 Wantirna Road – Cnr City Road, Ringwood
Info: Booking is appreciated via the contact details below. Please note there are no disabled toilets at the venue.
Contact: Call 9870 7054

 

Bayside Church
Community Christmas Lunch
Date: Tuesday 24 December
Time: 11.45am–2pm
Location: Bayside Church, 99–101 Argus Street, Cheltenham
Info: Booking is required, please book online.

 

The Dining Room – Anglican Church of St John the Divine
Christmas Dinner
Date: Tuesday 24 December
Time: 6–7pm
Location: Cnr Wicklow & Toorak Ave, Croydon
Info: The Dining Room can be found at the rear of the building.

 

Hope Centre
Community Free Lunch
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11am–12.30pm
Location: 93–95 Station Rd, Glenroy
Info: Programs will be closed all of January 2020 and will commence the second Thursday of February. See list before for details of Christmas Day meal service.

 

Sacred Heart Mission
St Kilda Dining Hall Breakfast and Lunch
Date and time: 8.30–10.30am (breakfast, weekdays), 9–10.30am (breakfast, weekends and public holidays), 11.45am–1.15pm (lunch, daily).
Location: Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall, 87 Grey Street, St Kilda
Info: No booking is required. All welcome. Please note there is no breakfast on Christmas Day and lunch will be earlier at 11am–1.30pm (refer to listing below for more info).
Contact: Visit the Sacred Heart website

 


Soup Van services

Find a list of St Vincent de Paul soup van services operating around Melbourne

 


Christmas day services

 

CBD and inner-city

Richmond Churches Food Centre
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–2pm
Location: Community Hall (behind St Ignatius Church) 326 Church Street, Richmond 3121
Info: No booking is required.

 

Salvation Army Brunswick
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–2pm
Location: Salvation Army Brunswick, 256 Albert Street, Brunswick
Info: Visit the Salvation Army website

 

Salvation Army Richmond
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 11.30am–1.30pm
Location: 22 Lennox Street, Richmond
Info: Visit the Salvation Army website

 

Southern Metro

Hampton Park Uniting Church
Blessm Christmas Lunch
Time: 11.30am (doors open)
Location: Uniting Place, 1 Coral Drive, Hampton Park 3976
Info: Booking is required, please book online or use the details below.
Contact: Email narrehamptonparkuc@bigpond.com or call 9799 7994
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Sacred Heart Mission
St Kilda Dining Hall Lunch
Time: 11am–1.30pm
Location: Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall, 87 Grey Street, St Kilda
Info: No booking is required. All welcome.
Contact: Visit the Sacred Heart website

 

St Anthony’s Parish
Traditional Christmas Day Dinner
Time: 12pm
Location: St Anthony’s Parish Hall, Cnr Grange Road & Neerim Road, Glen Huntly, 3163
Info: Booking is required before Friday 20 December via the details below or the booking slip on the flyer.
Contact: Call 9401 6336 / 0432 087 494 or email stanthony.christmasdinner@gmail.com
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Eastern Metro

Foothills Community Care
Ferntree Gully Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–3pm
Location: St John the Baptist Parish Hall, 19 Forest Road, Ferntree Gully
Info: Booking is required via the details below. Preference is given to people from the immediate local area. Others who inquire may be directed to other lunches closer to their area.
Contact: Email contact@foothillscare.org.au or call 8711 8677
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Holy Fools Inc and Tasty Az
Lilydale Community Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–3pm
Location: Senior Citizens Hall, 7 Hardy Street, Lilydale
Info: Booking is required via the details below. Preference is given to people from the immediate local area. Others who inquire may be directed to other lunches closer to their area.
Contact: Email neal.taylor@holyfools.org.au or call 1300133889
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Rowville Baptist Church
Community Christmas Lunch
Time: 12–2pm
Location: Rowville Baptist Church, Cnr LeJohn Street & Wellington Road, Rowville
Info: Booking is required, please book online.
Contact: Visit the Rowville Baptist Chuch website

 

Northern Metro

Diamond Valley Uniting Church
Blessm Christmas Lunch
Time: 12pm
Location: Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Main Hurstbridge Rd and Wensley St, Diamond Creek
Info: All welcome. Assistance with transport may be available.
Contact: Email Graham gford@bigpond.net.au or call 0419 361 487

 

Enjoy Church Epping
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–2pm
Location: Enjoy Church North, 74 Wedge Street, Epping
Info: Booking is required via the details below. Ten minutes’ walk from Epping Train Station.
Contact: Call Jane on 0410700995
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Hope Centre
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 11am–12.30pm
Location: 93–95 Station Rd, Glenroy
Info: Booking is required via the details below.
Contact: Call Vasanta on 0409003977

 

Infinity Church
Community Kitchen
Time: 11am–3pm
Location: 4/9 Danaher Drive, South Morang 3752
Info: No booking is required.

 

National Homeless Collective
Christmas in the Courtyard
Time: 11.30am–2.30pm
Location: The Kala Space, 50 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Info: Booking is required via the details below. This event is a Christmas lunch for single parents and their children.
Contact: Email info@nhcollective.org.au
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Western Metro

Salvation Army Sunshine
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–1.30pm
Location: 42 Devonshire Road, Sunshine
Info: Visit the Salvation Army website

 

Outside of Melbourne metro region

Macedon Ranges Christmas Day Lunch
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Time: 11.30am–2pm
Location: Kyneton Town Hall, Mollison Street, Kyneton
Info: Booking is required, please book online or use the details below. This event is only open to Macedon Ranges Shire residents.
Contact: Call 1300 888 802

 

St Stephen’s Uniting Church Wodonga
Christmas Dinner with the Community
Time: 11.30am
Location: Crn Beechworth Road & Nilmar Ave, Wodonga
Info: Booking is required using the details below. No one will be turned away on the day.
Contact: Phone 6024 2108 (9.30am–12.30pm Monday or 9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday to Friday )
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Salvation Army Benalla
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–2pm
Location: 85 Bridge Street West, Benalla 3672
Info: Booking is required via the contact details below. For more information visit the Salvation Army website.
Contact: Call 03 5762 654

 

Salvation Army Portland
Christmas Day Lunch
Time: 12–2pm
Location: 33 Henry Street, Portland 3305
Info: Booking is required via the contact details below. For more information visit the Salvation Army website.
Contact: Call 5523 3749