To commence: We are looking for four people to volunteer one Thursday morning (3hrs) a month for a year.
Please contact Lauren Fraser (our community engagement worker) to volunteer or for more information:
lrn [dot] frsr [at] gmail [dot] com
St Ambrose’s Catholic Parish Food Bank
A practical way to serve our community is to provide food for those experiencing hardship. For the last 10 years, St Ambrose’s Catholic Parish Brunswick has been providing fresh produce, bread and pre-packaged foods to community members every Thursday morning. The food bank is a busy service that often attracts more needy people than it has food to distribute. Visitors to the food bank include recent migrants, people with drug/alcohol issues, single parents, the unemployed, students and people living in community housing. The service is run by the church and community volunteers, and relies heavily on donations of food and food purchased with money donated from the community.
There are two ways to get involved with the food bank:
- For those free on Thursdays, volunteer a morning at St Ambrose’s to distribute food to those in need. Children are welcome. This is a practical help to the service, but also presents opportunities to build relationships with members of the community who regularly attend the food bank and with the local Catholic Church.
- Donate non-perishable food items to the bank- a practical way to love and serve those experiencing hardship in our community.