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'Food Cupboards'

Free Fresh Food Program, courtesy donations from Rotary, Vinnies, Woolworths & Coles/Second Bite (latter delivered by Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre) 

Blackheath (BANC) – delivered on Wednesdays

* frozen home cooked vegetarian meals available anytime

* bread delivered on Monday and Wednesday (free)

* non-perishable food such as pasta, rice, cereal, tinned foods available anytime (free)

Winmalee (WNC)  available weekdays

* milk and other items are usually available to anyone who drops in (depending on fund raising money)

* Winmalee Community Food Cupboard - subsidised food     program Fridays 10.30-12.30pm. 10 items for $10, or 15 for $15 (this includes meat, frozen foods, pantry items, animal food etc.)

* food parcels – pre-packed for gluten free/vegetarian/tea +pantry items/coffee + pantry items

* Community Lunch every Monday – 2 course nutritious lunch, Springwood Baptist Church, gold coin donation

* food vouchers - Coles/Woolworths

* vouchers for Kmart-clothing

* Community Garden at back of centre

* Christmas hampers

* also provide financial assistance with Telstra, water, electricity & gas bills

Thrive Family Services, Katoomba – delivered Mon/Wed/Fri

* Emergency Relief cards supplied by Wesley Mission

* food vouchers - Coles/Woolworths (WNC Outreach)

* bread, fruit and vegetables delivered Mon, Wed & Fri (available throughout week) provided by WNC’s Fresh Food program

* limited non-perishable emergency food & toiletries

* Christmas hampers

* utilities assistance – water, electricity, gas and Telstra

Gateway Family Services, Blaxland East

* Free food available, just drop-in – open Tues & Fri; &Thurs am

* Emergency Relief cards supplied by Wesley Mission

* food vouchers - Coles/Woolworths (WNC Outreach)

* IGA Pantry items (packaged & processed food; bread & veg; non-perishables; personal hygiene)

* EAPA vouchers for utility bills (call 02 4720 6500 for appointment)

* Christmas hampers

ACRC Koori Playgroup, Katoomba – delivered Mondays

Pinaroo & Rainbow Playgroups – delivered Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Katoomba (KNC)

* free Community Lunches on the 1st & 2nd Thursdays of month

Lawson (MMNC):

* Vinnies have food vouchers available on Thursday 12:30- 3pm

Blaxland (LMNC)

* food vouchers - Coles/Woolworths supplied by WNC Outreach Emergency Relief (by appointment)

 

Ask Izzy


Springwood (SNCC) – delivered Thursdays

* also available Thursdays, bread from ‘Bakehouse on Wentworth’ and ‘Bakery Patisserie Schwarz’

* ‘food cupboard’ with non-perishables available every day emergency food relief available weekdays 

Belong BM – c/- Rotary, non-perishable items available (delivered monthly)

The Glue Factory (young people 12-25)
‘Refresh & Refuel’ pack (dependent on donations)

* Refresh: toiletries

* Refuel: easy food items such as noodles, muesli bars, small long-life milk, tin of baked beans or spaghetti

Junction 142 - A joint initiative of Earth Recovery & Uniting Church

A ‘hub’ for people who are homeless or in need, comprising:

* Soul Food & Blue Mountains Food Rescue provides prepared meals and serves/distributes to people in need (Community Lunches,   Sunday 10:00-2:00 & Tuesday 10.30am-1pm; food parcels available from 1:30pm)

* shower & laundry facilities (& eventually accommodation)

* Village Markets (Fridays & Saturdays from 9:30am till late)

Phone: 0403 923 079
Address: 142 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
https://www.facebook.com/142Junction/

Springwood Baptist Church:

* community lunches (gold coin donation)

* every Monday from 11am-1.30pm

Address: 88 Copps Hill Road, Springwood

Blue Mountains Food Services - includes:

Meals on Wheels (small charge); & Community lunches 
www.bmfs.org.au       
Phone: 4759 2811

Blaxland: Tuesday 11:30 - 1:00 pm; 
Address: Sharon Burridge Hall, 
Lower Mountains Community Centre, 
Hope Street

Springwood: Tuesday & Thursday 11:30- 1:00 pm                                 
The Hub, Macquarie Road

Lawson: Wednesday 11:30 – 1:00 pm; 
Grace Tooth Dining Room,   
Address: Mid-Mountains Community Centre, 
New Street

Katoomba: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 11:30- 1:00 pm
Address: Civic Centre, Katoomba Street

Blackheath: Wednesday 11:30 – 1:00 pm; 
monthly multicultural lunch group on the second Wednesday of each month

NDIS Cook & Connect program (including Ben Roberts Café, a social enterprise in Lawson for young people with a disability to gain skills in preparing & serving food, front-of-house, etc.)
Address: Community Centre, Bates Hall, GWH, Blackheath

CatholicCare Social Services

* Drop in centre, all free

* fresh food at drop-in centre, every Wednesday

* also dry goods & frozen meals (usually soup) anytime

* financial counselling on Fridays and can help with bills

* Vinnies provide food vouchers (& bill vouchers) every Thurs am

Address: Shop 3, 163 Macquarie Road, Springwood


Wentworth Falls Community Hub (Holy Trinity)

* 8:30-11:30am Fridays during school term

* mobile Community Pantry twice weekly 9:30-10:30am - for $10, fill a bag with $60-70 groceries

* drop-in café (barista coffee), op. shop, harvest workshops

Phone: 0421 600 395/0407 586 329
Address:17 Armstrong St, just off Falls Rd
Holy Trinity Community Hub website

Anglicare, Katoomba (St Hilda’s)

* vouchers for food, rent, power; 
Tues to Thurs 10 am to 1 pm

Phone: 4782 9318
Address: St Hilda’s Reception,
68 Katoomba Street (at back of building)
https://www.sthildas.net/anglicare/

Salvation Army, Katoomba

* Emergency Relief Assessment Team: 1300 371 288

* Moneycare financial counselling

* Salvation Army Welfare
Phone: 4782 6683

* Breakfast Club - 7.30-8.30am, Mon-Fri - for the homeless, socially isolated & those in need

* Red Shield Family Store,
Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00

Phone: 4782 5124
Address: 37 Waratah Street Katoomba 
Salvation Army Blue Mountains website 

Church of New Life, Katoomba 

Community Solutions:
Wednesdays 12:30-1:00pm
Address: Bureau Park, Barton Street, North Katoomba

St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) Op Shops 

* Katoomba
Address; 65-67 Waratah Street, Katoomba
Phone: 4782 2041
Open Mon-Thurs: 9:00-4:30, Fri 9:00-4:00, Sat 10:00-3:00

* Springwood
Address: 272 Macquarie Road, Springwood
Phone: 4751 2271
Open Mon-Thurs: 9:00-4:20, Fri 9:00-4:00; Sat 9:00-4:00

* Blaxland
Address: 132A Great Western Hwy, Blaxland
Phone: 4739 6990

School Breakfast Programs:

* Lawson Public School, via Central BM Rotary - Fridays

* Fusion Blue Mountains conducts Breakfast Clubs at:

. Springwood High School – Tuesday

. Winmalee High School - Wednesday

. Blaxland High School - Thursday

* North Katoomba Public School

* Lawson Public School

* Leura Public School

* Lizzards Pre-school 

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program in Primary Schools & Early Childhood Education services:

* Blackheath Public School
Kitchen Garden Blackheath PS website

* Hazelbrook Public School

Food


Community Gardens

Blackheath Community Farm
https://www.facebook.com/connectiontoplace/
10am every Sunday    
Address: 60 Thirroul Ave, Blackheath

Blue Mountains Organic Community Garden, Katoomba
https://www.facebook.com/katoombacommunitygarden/
Phone:  0410 262 930
Address: Harold Hodgson Park, 12 Victoria Street Katoomba

Mid-Mountains Community Garden
https://www.facebook.com/Mid-Mountains-Community-Gardens-540530605967083/
Volunteer session every Sat, 9:00-12:00
Address: ‘Kihilla Retreat and Conference Centre’ Queens Road, Lawson

Springwood Community Garden
https://www.facebook.com/SpringwoodCommunityGarden/
Working bees every Wednesday & Saturday mornings from 9.30am, with produce shared.
Address: St Thomas Aquinas/St Columba’s High School, 168 Hawkesbury Road, Springwood

Permaculture

Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute
http://www.bluemountainspermacultureinstitute.com.au/

Permaculture Blue Mountains Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Permaculture-Blue-Mountains-Meetup/

BM Edible Garden Trail - every March
The Edible Garden Trail is a celebration of the myriad ways BM residents are creating food security, saving money and the environment, while enjoying health benefits of home-grown fruit & veg.
https://www.ediblegardentrail.com/

Slow Food BM
Slow Food builds networks between grower & eater, agriculture & market, community  & world; and champions good, clean, fair & local food in ways that enhance knowledge, respect &passion.
Phone: 4782 7376
https://www.slowfoodbluemountains.com.au

Growers’/Fresh Food Markets 

Springwood Growers’ Market – 4th Sunday of the month
Address: Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub
106 Macquarie Road, Springwood
https://www.facebook.com/Springwood-Growers-Market-703643926408472/

Blackheath Growers’ Market – 2nd Sunday of the month
Address: Blackheath Community Hall, GWH, Blackheath
https://www.blackcastleevents.com.au/ 

Magpie Markets – 3rd Sunday of the month
Address: Lawson Public School
https://www.facebook.com/magpiemarketslawson/ 

Glenbrook Rotary Markets – 1st & 3rd Saturday of month
Address: Old Glenbrook Infants’ School, Ross Street, Glenbrook
https://www.facebook.com/glenbrookrotarymarkets

Crop Swap BM
Crop Swap at Springwood Community Garden, every third Saturday of the month from 9.15 for a 9.30 start.

Fresh Organic Produce Delivered

Hartley Harvest - www.hartleyharvest.com.au/ 

Nourishing Mountains - https://nourishing-mountains-inc.myshopify.com/

Bulk Food Outlets 

Blue Mountains Food Co-op, Katoomba
Phone: 4782 5890     
Address: Ha’penny Lane, Katoomba
http://bmfoodcoop.org.au/

Lyttleton Stores Co-op, Lawson
Phone: 4759 3478   
Address: 1 Badgery Crescent, Lawson
http://www.lyttletonstores.com.au/

The source bulk foods store, Katoomba
Shop 13, Town Centre Arcade, 
81-83 Katoomba Street
https://thesourcebulkfoods.com.au/

Copyright Mountains Community Resource Network (MCRN) 2019, on behalf of Blue Mountains Community Interagency

Postal Address: PO Box 512 Lawson NSW 2783    Phone: 02 4759 3599    E-mail: manager@mcrn.org.au

 

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