Glen Park Community Centre
Eastland is proud to support Glen Park Community Centre, helping to create a strong, connected community free from poverty, isolation and injustice.
Published 24 June

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.

 

Glen Park Services at Eastland
A new space located on level 2 near H&M will provide Glen Park with 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.

 

EMERGENCY RELIEF DONATION POINT

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.

Today one in six Australian children and young people are living in poverty and cannot afford basic schools needs like books, stationery and uniforms.  For these local families experiencing financial hardship and unable to support their children’s school needs, which is why we have setup a SCHOOL Drop Zone. 

Where can I donate?

Location: Level one, Shop 1086 Fresh food area opposite Ferguson Plarre
Dates: Now until 28 February, 2021
Times: 6am – 10pm daily

What can I donate?

School Zone:
Thank you for all your wonderful donations. This service is now CLOSED for 2021, however Glen Park will be hosting a series of FREE collection dates in early 2021 for families who are finding it difficult to juggle the costly return to school expenses. For more information on this, please contact Glen Park.

Everyday Zone: 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 They are unable to accept donations that are beyond their used by date or have been open or damaged in any way.