Friday Food Safari – Take Home Meals

Hello Food Safarian’s,

A reminder that this week will be the last week for collection of meals at Old Church On The Hill for 2020. To coincide with the Zinda popup, collection will be at The Beehive Building 18-26 Pall Mall, Bendigo. During that time, don’t forget to bring some extra shopping $ and treat yourself or your family and friends to some of the amazing art and craft that will be on offer. Made by some very talented community members, you can expect to see things like clothing, jewelry, crocheted goods, woven baskets, cook books, bees wax food wraps, soaps, candles and more….

Looking forward to seeing you there!!


Would you like to support this program? Click the button to donate!

Would you like to pre-order a meal? Click the button!

    Pre-order on website 
    OR just come to the Old Church on the Hill on Friday between 11am – 2pm – if you do not pre-order you can call Jase on the Friday (0409 357 108) to make sure there are still meals available. Pay by card on pick up.
    Donate on our website and write in the description you would like to support ‘Friday Food Safari’ OR donate by card when you pick up your meal at The Old Church on the Hill
    Pick up your meal 11am-2pm @ Old Church on the Hill. Take home and reheat.
    Pay what you can afford- each meal is valued at $12, pay less if you can’t afford $12 or if you are feeling generous, buy a meal or a week’s worth for someone in need. Pay via card only, meals available until sold out
    Post a photo with the hashtag #communitiessupportingcommunities on or Make an online date with a friend and “share” your meal

Please join us and our community each Friday!

Jerk Chicken, Coconut Rice, Chilli Pineapple

Jamaica’s famous dish,  Marinated and bbq’d chicken

Served with a fragrant coconut rice, roasted chilli pineapple and coriander

(Halal, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Meat option

Caribbean Bowl

A healthy mix of vegan goodness – Chickpea curry, Coconut Rice, Roasted Plantain, Avocado

(Vegan, Gluten Free)

Veg Option

Photo of women enjoying a cooking workshop
An image of a corn dish

Dear Food Safari Family,

As you are aware, we are in a difficult and delicate time. In this time, we are taking the health, safety and well-being of you, our loyal customers, the broader community and ourselves, very seriously.
With COVID-19 at the forefront of topic, myself and everyone else at Multicultural Services are taking a number of steps to safe-guard the health and safety of community around us.
I have been liaising with our local environmental health officer from the City of Greater Bendigo, to gather any material that may further help us maintain a safe and hygienic workspace, more than we already do.
On arrival for your meal pickup, please enter the ‘The Old Church on the Hill’ feast space hall from Russel St. There will be hand sanitiser at the front, please use before entering. We also have signs up providing guidance for entry and exit doors only. Follow the distance marker tape on the floor, keeping enough space between each individual. Make your way  inside the hall until you come to the pickup station. Card only method will allow contactless payment for everyone, so please don’t forget your credit/debit card. Once collected, please continue to follow social distancing to the exit only door and your way home with a meal and a community online dinner date.

Thank you for your support from everyone at food safari, LCMS and those in the community who you are making a difference for.


Stay Safe, Keep Smiling & Be Kind To Each Other xx

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