Glen Park Community Centre is a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment for everyone in the community. Their mission is to create a strong, connected community - free from poverty, isolation and injustice, where every person has access to food, housing, social and economic participation, lifelong learning and support.
They offer a wide range of services to the community with their two key programs being a free monthly dinner for all members of our community who may be experiencing homelessness, social isolation or food insecurity.
Also offered is a weekly Community Pantry which provides relief to people experiencing extreme hardship, giving the vulnerable community members access to food and material aid when they need it most.
Click here to find out more about the Centre or how you can help.
EMERGENCY RELIEF DONATION POINT - DECEMBER 2020
Glen Park Community Centre provides emergency relief to some of our most vulnerable Victorians. Christmas is a time of the year where many families struggle to meet the daily demands of life whilst also providing some of the luxuries that many of us see simply as “tradition”.
2020 is a year like no other, the impact of the pandemic on our communities will be felt for years to come, so that's why this year we are providing a donation space in centre and we would love for you to donate this Christmas season.
Where can I donate?
Location: Level one, Shop 1086 Fresh food area opposite Ferguson Plarre
Dates: Tuesday 1 - 24 December
Times: To be confirmed
What can I donate?
They are seeking donations of non-perishable items such as tin food, dry pasta, rice, pet food, personal hygiene products, flour, long life milk and custard, coffee and tea as well as Christmas food items like lollies and treats.
They are unable to accept donations that are beyond their used by date or have been open or damaged in any way.
According to Foodbank’s latest hunger report it is believed that 25% or 1 in 4 residents in Victoria are accessing food relief at least once a week and 29% of food insecure residents in Victoria had never gone hungry before the pandemic. Charities in Victoria report that the demand for food relief in 2020 has increased on average by 47%, which is why we are asking you to donate to Glen Park's Emergency Relief program this Christmas.
Glen Park already provides up to 1250kgs of food per month to the community, but without your support we can’t meet the increased demand at this time of the year.