"It’s about supporting people who really need it and that explains itself. It’s easy to give money to something, or look at big causes in faraway countries, and that’s important, but it’s really important to look at what’s on your back doorstep and help the community”
Jesse Gerner, Dine with Heart Ambassador, Executive Chef and Owner Bomba, Añada, Park Street Dining and Nomada

Our Dine with Heart campaign is now at an end and we have been thrilled with the support we have received from a wonderful community of chefs, restaurants, cafes, bars, schools, workplaces, individuals and community groups. Monies are still being collected and we will release details of what was raised very soon.

May was Melburnians’ opportunity to EAT GOOD. DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD. To dine out and simultaneously support those in our community experiencing homelessness, social isolation and disadvantage.

Some 33 venues and community groups across Melbourne joined forces to fundraise for Sacred Heart Mission’s Meals Program, which provides hearty, free meals for up to 400 people every day of the year.

We've enjoyed burgers, tacos, pizzas, beer, wine, hampers, cocktails, parmas, prawn crackers, roasts, curries, high teas, soups, pasta, pancakes, stir fries, brunches, dinners, lunches, breakfasts, coffees and teas!

We've received great reports from happy punters and we've enjoyed getting together with friends to Eat good. Do good. Feel good.

And of course there was the memorable and delicious Dine with Heart Gala Dinner held on 1 May the stage of St Kilda’s gorgeous Palais Theatre.

Our sincere thanks go out to everyone who donated their time and talent and supported our campaign.

For any enquiries, please contact the Events team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on T: 9536 8409

Man carrying tray of food at Craft and Co

If you love food and eating out then visit a participating café, restaurant or bar and help support our Meals Program.  

Group sitting at table at home eating food

Host a drinks, a dinner, a lunch, a brunch, or a breakfast with your favourite people. Enjoy good food and good company, knowing you are helping feed people in need.

2 Star of the Sea students in a classroom cooking food

Sign up your school to get involved with your own Dine with Heart. You can host a bake-off, market sale, BBQ, or wear red day to raise funds that feed people in need in your community.

People lining up for the buffet

Run your own Dine with Heart activity at work. Whether it's a bake sale, food related games, or a  ‘no coffee jar', you'll have fun and raise awareness.

Dine with Heart chef plating up food

Our Dine with Heart Gala Dinner on Tuesday 1 May was a fantastic success, raising $85,000 for our meals program.

0128,000Meals served through our meals program over the last year
070959Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
06,476Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our services. We pay our respects to the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal peoples, and to Elders past, present and future.
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