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Here’s Where to Grab a Free Communal Christmas Meal

December 1, 2022 11:37 am in by
 
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Community groups have welcomed 14, $1,000 grants to local organisations who host free Christmas meals. 
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Mayor of the City of Greater Bendigo Andrea Metcalf said that the grants are council’s way of showing support to the incredible work of Greater Bendigo’s volunteer community. 
 
“The easy part for us is to provide the money,” Cr Metcalf said. 
 
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“I’d hate to put a dollar value on what volunteering hours are worth to our city, but people just do it out of the goodness of their hearts.” 
 
The grants program has been happening for a couple of years.  
 
“Anyone can attend these free Community Christmas Meal events taking place in December and I hope lots of people will take up the chance to join in,” she added. 
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The following organisations are hosting events:
 
 
– 11am Sunday December 25, 2022
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The Salvation Army
 
The Salvation Army Worship Centre 65 Mundy Street Bendigo
 
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RSVP by Wednesday December 21 at salvationarmy.org.au/bendigo/christmas-day-lunch-signup-2022/ or salvationarmy.org.au/bendigo by email to corpsofficer.bendigo@salvationarmy.org.au ;  or by phone to 5440 8431
 
 
– 11.00am Saturday December 17,
 
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Eaglehawk Community House
 
19 Bright Street, Eaglehawk
 
RSVP to 5446 8322 and speak with Mel to make a booking
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– 12.00pm Sunday December 18,
 
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Kiwanis Bendigo Family Hub Inc
 
389 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
 
RSVP by Monday December 12 to 0407 629 696
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– 5.00pm Sunday December 18,
 
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Bendigo Presbyterian Church (St Johns)
 
Bendigo Presbyterian Church, 35-41 Forest Street, Bendigo
 
RSVP by Wednesday December 14 via email to bendigopc@gmail.com
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– 11.30am Sunday December 18,
 
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Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub Inc Community Christmas BBQ in the park
 
Strathdale Community Centre Crook Street, Strathdale
 
RSVP by Wednesday December 7 to 5441 2515
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– 1.00pm Sunday December 18
 
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LGBTQIA+ Community Celebration
 
Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub Inc
 
RSVP by Friday December 9 to 5441 2515
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– 11.00am Sunday December 18,
 
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Bendigo Filipino Foundation Inc
 
Gateway Park Function Centre Kangaroo Flat
 
For more information email gilliesmaria@gmail.com
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– 12.00pm Tuesday December 20
 
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Long Gully People’s Pantry
 
St Mathews Church, 153 Eaglehawk Road, Long Gully
 
For more information email colan1@bigpond.com
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– 5.30pm Tuesday December 20
 
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Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat
 
Gateway Park Function Centre
 
For more information email  kidmanjudy@outlook.com
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– 5.30pm Thursday December 22
 
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Bendigo Baptist Community Care Inc
 
214 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550
 
For more information email connect214@madcow.org.au
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– 11.45am Thursday December 22
 
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Elmore Foodshare
 
Elmore Community Hub, 3 Clarke Street Elmore
 
RSVP by Thursday December 15 by phoning 0421 318 264 or by email to elmorefoodshare@outlook.com
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– 11.30am Thursday December 22,
 
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Kangaroo Flat Community House
 
21 Woolcock Ave, Kangaroo Flat VIC 3555
 
For more information or to book phone 5447 9687
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– 12.00pm Thursday December 23, 2021
 
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Heathcote Community House
 
Heathcote Inn 9 Hunter Place, Heathcote
 
For more information email Vicki Forde at heathcotecommunityhouse3@gmail.com
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– 12.00pm Saturday December 24,
 
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Regional Victorians of Colour
 
The Old Church on The Hill, 36 Russell Street Quarry Hill
 
RSVP by Monday December 19 by phoning 0401 397 129 or by email to linto@regionalcolour.org.au ;
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