During one of his many visits to Melbourne in the 1970s, Srila Prabhupada famously said: “Let every hungry man in Melbourne come and eat.” Since that time, Melbourne Food for Life volunteers have expanded on that mission by uninterruptedly distributing vegan and vegetarian meals.
Our current activities include the daily distribution of around 5,500 meals per week from outlets in Port Melbourne, Melbourne's city centre (Crossways Restaurant), as well as mobile services in collaboration with local councils.
Crossways and the Food For Life Kitchen also regularly partner with other volunteer organisations in Melbourne, including Melbourne Community Kitchen (Recycled Food Network), Free Feed Street Kitchen, Father Bob Maguire Foundation, and The Big Issue.
Food For Life Kitchen also works in conjunction with social services to help provide food for the needy. At the Hare Krishna Temple in Albert Park, free meals are served three times a day, seven days a week, to a variety of recipients.
Please Note: All our meals may contain dairy, nuts and gluten. If you have any allergies or special requirement, please check with the cook regarding which items are suitable for you.
The Food For Life Kitchen upgrade will improve the efficiency and functionality of the kitchen. This will increase the scope and range of our local Food For Life programs.