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FOOD DRIVE to feed our local homeless community

We are running a food drive to collect donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries for The Dish of St Johns, to feed our local homeless community.


The Dish provide meals for up to 40 people two nights per week all year-round, they also deliver food hampers once a week to local families who have fallen on hard times.



Please donate unopened non-perishable food items and toiletries at Westleigh Village to ‘The Dish of St Johns Donation Table’

located outside the Salvo Store in Westleigh Village 4-8 Eucalyptus Drive, Westleigh

From Wednesday 30th August until Thursday 14th September


Do you have any extra unopened items in your cupboard at home or at your next shop, could you possibly purchase an extra something to donate?


Some suggestions of non-perishable food items could be long life milk, baked beans/spaghetti, vegemite, honey, tuna, biscuits/crackers, small jars of coffee, soup, sugar and toiletries such as a tooth brush and paste, soap, sanitary pads or toilet paper.



ABOUT  – The Dish of St Johns


Since 2004 The Dish, have been providing food, friendship and compassion to disadvantaged people in the Hornsby area.


They provide meals to up to 40 people two nights per week all year-round, while offering friendship from an accepting community.

Community Food Program, rescue fresh food that would otherwise be wasted from local supermarkets and bakeries so that disadvantaged people can benefit from it and keep stocked our Community Pantry for people to access when needed.


At 5:30pm Tuesday and Friday, The Dish volunteers serve a nourishing two course meal with a chat at St Peter’s Anglican Church in Hornsby.


St John’s Uniting Church Wahroonga started The Dish as a soup van out of a desire to offer food and conversation with homeless people in the local area. Originally food was served from the van in Hornsby Park two nights a week.


The Dish of St Johns are seeing more aged pensioners, people with mental health challenges and single parents. For a lot of people, it’s the only decent meal they will get that day.


The atmosphere is a dinner among friends in a safe, private setting. People don’t come just for the food, they come because they know they can have a chat.


They also rescue left-over food from supermarkets and stock a community pantry so that our community has some groceries & fresh food to take home as well.


The Dish doesn’t receive any government support. All donations to The Dish over $2 are tax-deductible.

Give a little, helps a lot!


The Dish of St Johns


Thank you


As seen in the Bush Tele September issue 2023