COMMUNITY FOOD PROGRAM
The community food charitable program established by our founder Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden provides nutritious food and support for people in our local areas of Broadmeadows and Craigieburn.
Our fortnightly free Sunday lunch program at the Banksia Gardens Community Services Centre in Broadmeadows has served more than 5,500 meals in a welcoming and friendly environment since it started in 2011 (www.banksiagardens.org.au/community-support-broadmeadows/community-lunch).
This is also a nice way to meet other volunteers and enjoy some time in a friendly community environment.
Our program also provides fruit and snacks for young students who attend the Banksia Gardens after school study group three afternoons each week.
We also deliver healthy non-perishable food and toiletries to Anglicare in Craigieburn to distribute to people in need.
You can get involved by
- Volunteering to help at the fortnightly Sunday lunches
- Helping to deliver food to the study group during the week
- Making one-off or regular donations to support the program – the Society carries all administrative costs
- Donating food and soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes for Anglicare
Please call the centre on 9333 1770 for more details.