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Saturday Kitchen

North Melbourne Community Centre, 49 Buncle St, North Melbourne

Saturday from 8.45am to 3pm (Breakfast and Lunch)

The Kitchen is a drop-in centre located in North Melbourne. It operates on Saturdays, serving Breakfast and Lunch. We provide nutritious and healthy meals in a safe environment.

The Saturday Kitchen is now a brunch only service, that provides around 6,000 meals over the course of a year.

“It’s the only meal I eat from a plate all week”
Saturday Kitchen participant

“…the caring attitude of volunteers particularly the tolerance, acceptance and absence of judgement.”
Saturday Kitchen homeless participant

Community life 

Men playing pool in a hall

Due to isolation, many of those coming to our services also come for social connection and interaction. While the meals are a focus for community life, special events at Christmas and Easter are celebrated together.

Social activities are also provided— table tennis and pool matches, books, board games, television, and DVDs are available each Saturday.


‘Table tennis, company of friends, I go to a few places, this is particularly good. Please continue the program for us’
Saturday Kitchen participant

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