CatholicCare Food Services including our Community Kitchens (based in Taree and Foster-Tuncurry) and our Community Food Programs, including a meal home delivery service.
Working together with local communities to help ease the burden of homelessness and food insecurity, CatholicCare Food Programs provide hot, nutritious meals across the region. Working in collaboration with other agencies including Orange Sky Laundry, our team of dedicated volunteers provide food, hospitality, and friendship to the marginalised in our community. CatholicCare Food Programs are key outreach services that engage directly with people who may require support and assistance, as well as access to information and other services.
Since October 2017, 200 volunteers have prepared over 30,000 meals for our Friends in need through our Community Kitchens, Food Van and COVID home delivery service. CatholicCare supports up to 400 people a week across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, and Port Stephens LGAs.
The success of CatholicCare Food Programs is contingent on the generous support of local businesses who provide fresh produce, meat, and bakery items that our volunteers use to make nutritious meals.