For the socially and economically disadvantaged winter is a time when the competing needs for warmth and shelter leaves little for a basic meal.
Meals programs provided by UnitingCare agencies offer a warm place for people to come in, meet friends and find additional support as well as a nourishing meal.
Sometimes the only meal for the day.
In addition to the nutritious food these programs also enable the community to access other services provided by the agency that will improve the quality of their lives such as homelessness, counselling and financial assistance programs.
People come in for a meal and learn about other forms of support that will break the cycle of poverty they are experiencing.