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Community Connect Tuesdays, Brisbane QLD

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) says, ‘Social isolation and loneliness can be harmful to both mental and physical health. They are considered significant health and wellbeing issues in Australia because of the impact they have on peoples’ lives.’

Community Connect is a partnership program between Saints Care and Community of Christ and offers essential food as well as a place for quality community connection for those vulnerable in the community.

Community connect strives themselves on being a diverse and inclusive program that offers:

  • Social engagement activities – morning tea
  • Foodbank service (currently unavailable)
  • Aldi food vouchers

Weekly attendance averages about 20-25 persons/families. The funds for purchasing the Aldi  vouchers have come from a Memorial Fund, gifted to Community of Christ Brisbane Congregation  some years back to ‘help the needy’. The program has evolved over the last 8 years and has been  successfully operating with a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers.

Tuesdays 12:30pm
@ Community of Christ, Brisbane, 21 Safari St, Chermside West QLD 4032

food pantry woodlands

Food Pantry Woodlands, WA

‘The Poverty in Australia 2020 report found that 3.24 million people (13.6%) are living below the poverty line’ (Poverty and Inequality, acoss; UNSW)

Food Pantry is a partnership program between Saints Care and Community of Christ in Perth and  aims to help those who are most vulnerable. Through a food pantry service, community  connections and referrals, this program helps people maintain their essential needs.

Some of the items we provide the community but not limited to are; food parcels, free clothing and  household items.

Weekly attendances average between 25 and 35 people and over the past twelve months Food  Pantry has assisted over 900 different individuals and families. The program has a part time  coordinator position funded through Saints Care and is supported by a team of up to 8 volunteers

Each year the group holds a special Christmas lunch with extra supplies, children’s toys and  hampers for all!

Wednesday mornings
@ Community of Christ, Perth – 48 Lombardy St & Elmwood Ave, Woodlands WA 6018

“It’s important that we can offer food where it is needed, but the unique part of the program is the  focus on social engagement, sharing in a meditation time, watching a short inspirational video and  having discussion. People need to feel they belong, and I know people feel a sense of belonging  here.”

-Anne, Tuesday Connect Volunteer

Call us   1300 889 855


Location12 Taylor Street
West Pennant Hills NSW 2125

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