This short film was shot, scripted, edited and produced by Olwyn Jones, who volunteered her time and skills with extraordinary generosity. We hope you enjoy watching.
The Richmond Churches Food Centre is an ecumenical, grass roots initiative that has been quietly getting on with providing food security for hundreds of people each week for some 30 years.
The Food Centre is co-ordinated by St Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, St Stephen’s Anglican Church, St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church and Richmond Uniting Church and is also supported by St George’s Uniting and St James Catholic parishes.
The Richmond Churches Food Centre operates at the rear of St. Ignatius Church: 326 Church St Richmond, and is currently operating by referral and individual appointment due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Appointments can be made to attend and collect pantry staple packs from the Food Centre on Mondays (last day Monday 21st December). To ensure COVID safe operations, appointment times will be staggered and strictly adhered to. In 2021 the Food Centre will re-open on Monday 25th January.
If a pantry pack would be useful to you, please call or text 0413 660 260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Our fabulous volunteers come from all works of life, including form each of the local churches, as well as the wider community. The Food Centre is generously supported by the FareShare, Second Bite, Food Bank and the City of Yarra. Members of the congregations, various schools and members of the local community also donate food regularly.
At Richmond Churches Food Centre people receive enough food and a warm welcome, regardless of their background, culture, beliefs or lifestyle.
If you interested in participating in meaningful volunteering, in donating food (cans, rice, pasta, are particularly welcome), or making a financial donation contact our minister Rev Dr Sally Douglas on 9427 1282 to find out more.