Nations Heart, Belconnen
The Food Hut provides free and low-cost goods to those in need. The food is sourced through Foodbank NSW, OzHarvest and Communities at work – providing a broad range of staples and fresh fruit and vegetables. The volunteer staff who oversee this program, are on the whole people who came originally to receive help, and have stayed to help build community and serve others.
On the day the Foodhut is open, people start gathering in the afternoon to connect for cuppas and chats ahead of Community Meal. The meal is much more than food. The shared time provides much needed social connection for many people, a place to be heard and valued. It’s followed by a Lifechat where some stay to discuss issues of growth, challenge and faith.