You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan
My first article, Where to Eat for Free in Melbourne, attracted some healthy debate over disseminating information on where to find free food in Melbourne. With the rise in homelessness in our city it is apt to write a sequel to that article in the form of a comprehensive list of organisations that have gone above and beyond to feed the less fortunate. If you are hungry and have little or no money or if you know someone who is in such a situation then this article is for you.
Restaurants OM Vegetarian restaurant
OM Vegetarian restaurant at 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD is serving free healthy and wholesome meals to anyone in need between 3pm and 5pm everyday. If you will like a free meal you will need to go to the staff at the counter and request a free thaali meal. Tips from customers is funding this wonderful initiative.
In summer 2017, Pancake Parlour is offering free food and drinks to people in Victoria when the temperature hits 30 degrees.
Take advantage of this lovely offer by following 4 easy steps: 1. Register your details by filling out the form by going here 2. Print your confirmation email and present along with your photo ID at your preferred Pancake Parlour to collect your #Summerparlour loyalty card
3. Check for announcements on The Pancake Parlour Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for the free offer that is redeemable when the temperature hits 30 degrees. 4. Redeem your free offer at The Pancake Parlour by presenting your #Summerparlour loyalty card in-restaurant.
Food vans There are numerous food vans offering free food in Melbourne. A list of these vans can be found below.
Visit this website to find more free food venues. Further, Saint Jack's provides free lunch every Friday from 11.30am to 1.00pm. Approximately, 10-20 people are served each week with soup, sandwiches, cake, fruit, tea and coffee. There is also provision for breakfast cereals, tea, coffee, jams, and sugar. Learn more by clicking here.
Turning up early at these venues is always a good idea to ensure that you don't miss out.
For those of you who need free food I hope the above list is of some assistance to you.
For those of you who can help, please feel free to donate money to these organisations to support these exemplary, philanthropic endeavours. Also, you can choose to volunteer to assist via non-monetary means.
Lastly, feel free to share the information contained in this article with family, friends and acquaintances because you may not know who could benefit.
Also the "Lentils As Anything" restaurants are also available. The food isn't free but you are. You pick your price and they allow you to pay another time or volunteer your hours in exchange. This will help you gain hospo skill you would not normally be able to practise and help you with employment