Affordable and free community meals in Cardinia Shire

Various community organisations around Cardinia Shire offer free meals to vulnerable community members. 

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, some community meal programs are not taking place. Please contact the provider before you visit.
If you need emergency access to food and material aid, please refer to the Services Supporting Cardinia Shire Family, Health and Social Services Directory

ADRA Community Meal
Free community meal open to everyone to enjoy.
Where: 50 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
When: Friday evenings
Time: 7.30pm
Contact: RebeccaAuriant@adra.org.au
Website: ADRA website

Dig In Community Café, Emerald
Free community meal open to everyone to enjoy. An opportunity to come and enjoy healthy seasonal food, good company and the chance to meet new people.
Where: 356 Belgrave Gembrook Rd, Emerald
When: Last Friday of each month
Time: 6 to 8pm
Contact: Christiania Sutton 5968 3881 oechsupport@iinet.net.au
Website: Dig In Community Cafe

Follow Bless Collective
Free hot meal open to everyone in need. Tuesday evening also includes free access to both hot showers and laundry services. 
Where: Bourke Park, Railway Avenue, Pakenham
When: Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Time: 6 to 9pm
Contact: Leanne Griffiths on 59432137 / 0411543817 or info@bless.org.au 
Website: Follow Bless Collective

Paddy’s Kitchen, Pakenham
Free community meal open to everyone to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to join for a meal and companionship
Where: St Patricks Parish Hall, 136 Princes Highway, Pakenham
When: First and third Sunday of each month
Time: 6pm
Contact: 5941 7315
Website: Paddy's Kitchen

PC3 Cook Up, Pakenham
Free hot meal open to everyone in need.
Where: Senior Citizens Hall, 38 James Street, Pakenham
When: Monday evenings
Time: 6pm
Contact: 0433 213 630
Website: PC3 Cook Up Facebook page

To find out more about the range of local family, health, and social services available in Cardinia Shire, head to the Services Supporting Cardinia Shire Directory. 
This directory lists a range of services including financial, disability, employment and much more.

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