The Casey ADRA Community Care Centre is run by volunteers from the local Adventist church and the community. The cafe works in partnership with the council’s emergency relief network to provide timely food provisions for families and individuals in crisis. This service caters for food intolerances, cultural preferences, access difficulties and specific needs with some flexibility to suit all client’s circumstances.
ADRA’s well-being to well-giving focus promotes a healthy lifestyle. Clients state that they enjoy an ADRA food parcel and/or meal as the food is fresh, caters for intolerances, is nutrient dense and resembles a home cooked meal.
Locations and Times:
Sundays 4-6pm at 59 Webb Street – Narre Warren (Mechanics Hall)
Wednesdays 5-7pm – Shawlands Caravan Park, South Gippsland Highway – Dandenong
Thursdays 4-6:30pm – Food parcels available in Narre Warren, but must register first via mobile
Fridays 7-9pm – Queen Victoria Market, Franklin Street.
When the manager for the ADRA Community Care Centre was admitted to hospital, she was astounded to be visited by one of the ladies who regularly visits their program.
“It was a rainy and freezing day when I my husband rsn into my room in surprise! There walks in one of the homeless ladies that comes to the city outreach regularly. With joy I shared a tear. She was freezing and saturated from the rain.
“She brought flowers and she sat with us for 3 hrs. It was such a blessing and a reminder that your actions, your care and love doesn’t go unnoticed!
“We do impact people, and our love moves them to serve others in return.
“It was a huge effort on her behalf to come all the way to Dandenong via tram, bus, train and bus.” – Atta Stednik, Project Manager