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 programs offering a free monthly dinner to those who may be experiencing homelessness, social isolation or food insecurity and 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.
Glen Park also runs Hungry 4 Success® a 10-week pre-employment program designed to educate and support people aged 16- 25 by refining their communication skills, building self-belief, and providing them with the resources, support, and confidence they need to achieve their goals.
Glen Park has teamed up with Glad Group to provide the opportunity to gain on the job experience and training in cleaning, guest services, security and maintenance at Eastland or hospitality at Café on The Park.
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Glen Park Community Centre provides emergency relief to some of our most vulnerable Victorians. 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.
Where can I donate?
Location: Level one, Shop 1086 Fresh food area opposite Ferguson Plarre
Times: 6am – 10pm daily
What can I donate?
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE CLOTHES
Personal Hygiene: These items for us can be everyday essentials but for some they can seem like luxuries and often these items become out of reach. Items such as toothpaste and brushes, deodorants, sanitary products, body wash and shampoo & conditioner would be much appreciated. Please be aware that only new or unused products can be accepted.
Monthly Pantry: Glen Park are seeking donations of non-perishable items such as tin food, dry pasta, rice, pet food, flour, long life milk and custard, coffee and tea They are unable to accept donations that are beyond their used by date or have been open or damaged in any way.
Situated on level 1 opposite Ferguson Plarre, Glen Park now have an additional platform to connect with some of the more vulnerable members in our community, especially those who would find it difficult to get to Glen Park Community Centre.
The space will be used for many things including:
• Order and collect pantry services – staples, toiletries, non-perishables and frozen meals
• Connection to support services via order and collect registration
• Hungry 4 Success program induction and enrolments
• Pathway programs such as Parent 2 Paid, Hungry 4 Success, The Change Project etc
• Family connection programs
To find out more or to make an appointment at the Eastland location contact Glen Park Community Centre on (03) 9720 5097.
Are you or do you know someone who is aged 16-25, out of school, out of work or an early school leaver?
To prepare young people for work in hospitality, cleaning, security, guest services and maintenance, Glen Park Community Centre have partnered with Glad Group and Eastland to deliver Hungry 4 Success®.
You will learn essential employability skills and receive on the job experience and training. Best of all there can be job opportunities available for successful graduates at the conclusion of the program.
To find out more click here or contact Glen Park Community Centre directly on (03) 9720 5097 or via email on [email protected].
Alternatively click here to find out more about Glen Park Community Centre.