Community Meal & Outreach Table

Located in Brisbane CBD we recognise that there are many in our local community that are vulnerable and experience food insecurity. In August 2015 Saint Andrew's Uniting Church launched a Saturday Community Meal ministry. Our mission is to provide more than a meal, it was to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to gather around the table and share in a meal and community.

 

Over time this has extended to include an "Outreach Table" to provide some of the city's most vulnerable with personal essentials and clothing.

 

We also have some provisions to provide non-perishable foods and meals Monday to Friday during office hours. 

Community Meal

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou.

Each Saturday Saint Andrew’s provides a freshly cooked 2 course meal as an offering of hospitality and service to all people seeking the sanctuary of a safe space and a place to belong in community.

 

We respect the dignity and diversity of all guests, extending the love, compassion and grace of Jesus the Christ.

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Outreach Table

Personal care and hygiene is an important aspect of any persons confidence and self esteem. We recognised that there were a number of people in need of some of the basic essentials and so we responded with the "outreach Table".

 

The aim is to provide our guests, free of charge, with some personal essentials. Over time this table has grown, referred to by many as "the Shop".

 

We are now able to offer some items of clothing and shoes as they become available.

Our table relies on the generosity of the congregation members and other donors within the broader community.

Pantry & Meals

Saint Andrew's Pantry offers a range of non perishable foods, Monday to Friday during office hours.

We also hold a stock of frozen meals that we make available as needed and as available Monday to Friday during office hours.

Support

If you wish to volunteer to take part in any of our Community Meal Ministry please contact the office, email: admin@saintandrews.org.au

Alternatively if you wish to financially support please donate to:

Account Name: UCA St Andrew’s Uniting Church

BSB 334-040

Account No: 55 38 776 38

Reference: Community

 

"for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (NRSV Matthew 25:35 - 40)