More than just a cafe.

Café on the Park is not just a café it’s also a social enterprise. We rely on our amazing participants and volunteers to keep the wheels in motion. We do all the cooking on site so we can provide fresh, nutritious, affordable food for the community. Every time you come into the café you are not only supporting your local café you are also supporting the people that live in your community. We provide training for people wanting to re-enter the work force but we also provide people a sense of belonging and the opportunity to  rebuild their confidence through social engagement. We do more than just hand your coffee to you. We provide a space for people of all ages and abilities to learn, be part of team and experience  that social inclusion which  sometimes we lack in our lives.

Naomi Butler-Moore
Chef and Social Enterprise Co-Ordinator

Premiere's Announcement - Cafe on the Park Closure

Victorian Premiere, Daniel Andrews, held a press conference and announced that Victoria will be entering a 5 day lockdown with stage 4 restrictions. The lockdown will be in place from 11:59pm until 11:59pm on Wednesday 17th February. Due to this announcement, Glen Park Community Centre & Café on the Park will be closed from 3:00pm on Friday 12th Feb until 8:30am on Thursday 18th Feb.

Free Community Meals

Cafe on the Park are excited to annouce that we will be back hosting our monthly FREE Community Meals for all members of our community in 2021. Come down and enjoy some food, create friendships and help promote social inclusion.

The Community Meals will happen on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, commencing 17th February 2021. Meals are served at 6:00pm sharp and are limited to 30 places, bookings are not necessary. 
The Community Meals are prepared by a fully qualified chef with over 27 years' experience in the hospitality industry. Our meals are nutritious and DELICIOUS!

If you would like more information on our Community Meals program, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or office@glenparkcc.com.au 
Thank you to the organisations and community groups that have made the Commuinty Meals possible - FoodBank Vic and Woolworths Bayswater.

 

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Free Community Pantry

The Community Pantry was designed to assist the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our local community. Glen Park's Social Enterprise Cafe - Cafe on the Park, works tirelessly to ensure your Community Pantry is stocked full of personal hygiene items, perishable and non-perishable items of food, such as fresh fruit, veggies, bread, meat, eggs and so much more.  

The Community Pantry will be operating on a fortnightly basis in 2021, commencing Tuesday 9th February. For a full list of Community Pantry dates, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or office@glenparkcc.com.au 
Membership eligibility criteria applies:
- Resident in Bayswater, Bayswater North or Boronia
- Holder of current concession card (health care card, pension card etc)
- Homeless or at risk of being homeless
- Recipient of income support from Centrelink

If you don't fall into the abovementioned eligibility criteria but still need access to the pantry and believe you should be eligible, please let us know by contacting us on (03) 9720 5097, dropping in and having a chat or sending us through an email.

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