Dining Hall

Meals Program

Two volunteers in our Dining Hall serving a plate of food to a lady

Our warm, welcoming Dining Hall is the heart of the Mission, where hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness, social disadvantage or isolation come to share a meal and engage with our services.

The Meals Program provides hearty, nutritious meals 365 days of the year. It is a program that does far more than feed people. It also provides opportunities for people to reconnect to and develop a sense of community and belonging.

A team of support workers are always present and ready to listen, talk and connect people with other Mission services.

It takes a professional kitchen staff of four and a team of more than 20 volunteers to prepare breakfast and lunch each day. Our valued volunteer pool is made up of individuals, community groups, school students, teachers and people from the corporate sector. With limited funds, our work is supplemented by generous food donations from farmers, catering companies, local bakeries, cafes and restaurants, and food rescue agencies. Over many years, the Mission has developed strong relationships with many food donors and we rely on a steady supply of stock.

Breakfast and lunch are served free, 365 days a year.

Breakfast on weekdays: 8.30am-10.30am.

Weekends and public holidays: 9am-10.30am.

Lunch: 11.45am-1.15pm daily.

87 Grey St, St Kilda

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0132,414Meals served through our meals program in 2017
01,7000Volunteers contributed more than 66,000 hours in 2017
05,700Responses to requests for support at our Women’s House in 2017
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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