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Open Table Free Lunch events are a way of sharing free meals with the community, made from surplus food. It reduces food insecurity and food waste at the same time. Four years of establishment now runs to weekly lunches between seven different community spaces around Melbourne. It serves to lift social barriers and provides food to those in need in an open and inclusive environment and encourages the community to connect.

Though this is a FREE event on Sat 2 Mar 2019 from 1-2pm at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, 182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy, you need to register for numbers. Bookings are essential!

The Registration Page will give you 3 other (9 Mar, 6 and 13 Apr) optional dates and months to attend the event that suits you best. If you have accessibility questions or requirements, please contact Sarah Ernst, Library Development & Projects Officer on 1300 695 427, or email: For all other Open Table events that run through to the end of the year, check the website.

Volunteers drive around Melbourne to collect approximately 50kilos of food for the week's gathering, donated by local businesses and established organisations. A team of 5-6 volunteers spend a few hours cooking and serving meals buffet style with 30-70 people attending. This event exists thanks to the time and energy contributed entirely by volunteers. If you'd like to help out by volunteering, you can find out more and download the volunteer manual here. Follow the Facebook page and get updates on what's going on.

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Why? Open Table: Free Lunches by Yarra Libraries
When: Sat 2 March 2019 from 1-2pm
Where: Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, 182-186 Saint Georges Road, Fitzroy North, VIC
Cost: Free Entry but MUST REGISTER
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