Friday Food Safari – Take Home Meals

At Multicultural Services we’re big on community and creating connection. We know many people are struggling at the moment, especially those who have lost work or shifts, and even more so those who are on temporary visas and aren’t eligible for jobseeker or jobkeeper payments. So, we are partnering with Bendigo Regional Food Alliance, Rural Australians for Refugees, The City of Greater Bendigo and The Old Church on the Hill to bring together a virtual community Multicultural meal that is ready to heat, ready eat! With the help of you, donations and pay it forward meals have so far provided over 500 free meals to those seeking help for food security. Thank you!!

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!

Pad Thai chicken

Rice noodles, ginger poached chicken, broccoli, bean shoots, egg, peanuts with traditional balance of sweet, sour, salt & spice

(*Gluten free *Halal *Contains nuts & egg)

Meat option

Vegan Laksa

Slighty spicy coconut based soup with rice noodles, tofu, bean shoots, bok choi & coriander, served with fresh lime and shallots

(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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