Access to community meals

Are you struggling to access an affordable meal or feeling socially isolated? We're here to help. Our community meals program provides meals in various locations across Victoria and Tasmania.

Community meals programs

A warm welcome when you need it .

A nourishing meal can go a long way in supporting people in crisis. Along with a freshly prepared meal, our community meals programs offer a safe place and a friendly face – a chance to make connections you can count on.

If you need support accessing a nutritious meal or are experiencing social isolation, we’re here to help.

Join us for a free or low cost ($3-$4) meal at:

BreezeWay - providing a sanctuary where people in need can drop in for a chat and a hot meal (free). Open every day 11am - 1pm, including public holidays.

Meals for Change - a social inclusion program where vulnerable young people (15 -25 years old) referred to the program can enjoy regular opportunities to access healthy and affordable meals in community cafes ($3).


Re-opening soon.

Join us on Thursdays for our community meals program. Learn how to cook a dish to share and enjoy the meal in others company.

A hot, free lunch served on the third Thursday of the month in partnership with the Footscray Uniting Community Church.

NoBucks - serving sit down lunch on weekdays (free) from 12pm - 1.30pm Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.

Hartley's Meals - serves low cost ($4) meals five days a week -  11am - 2pm, Monday to Friday. As well as a free hot breakfast in the winter months, available from 3rd June, 8:30am-10am Monday to Friday.

Join us on Thursdays from 4.30pm – 6pm, learn how to cook a dish and enjoy the meal in others company.

St Kilda Uniting Engagement Hub  - provides a range of programmes and support, including breakfast and lunch from 9.30am to 2.00pm on weekdays.

Food without Barriers - a two-dish, pop-up restaurant giving young students hospitality experience. The meal is free, however any donation is welcome and encouraged to help fund the program. The restaurant is open every Tuesday at 12pm for a strict 12.30pm sitting.
Enjoy variety in your diet.

Nutritious and delicious, our meals change seasonally. Freshly made, they often consist of meats, salads, vegetables and bread.

Nourishment that suits your needs.

Your dietary requirements can be catered for. Please speak to a team member when you arrive to discuss any specific needs you have.

Ready when you are.

There's no need to book your spot. Just come along on the day for a meal, some company and get assistance if needed.

Our meals programs are inclusive and welcoming, with no tolerance of aggressive or offensive behaviour. 

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We’re here for you.

Need a helping hand? Our team can support your situation. 

Call us on
(03) 9192 8100