Healthy Meal Options

Weekly Update W/E 29/3/2019

Food Security – Remember we said “Watch this space”

We are very excited to announce the roll out of Healthy Meal options at Kingston Neighbourhood House.  The support we have received from the community is gratifying and we have created 45 healthy meals, so far, for families for distribution, with lots more in the pipeline.

We are transitioning from providing food vouchers to providing prepared healthy meals for families and children in our community, this will also be reflected by a reduced collection time for Loaves and Fishes bags (see below).

Our team of hospitality volunteers, ably lead by Drew, are developing an exciting program of healthy eating options that we will keep you informed about.

We would be unable to create such an exciting opportunity for our community without the generous support of our sponsors: Snug Butchery, Snug IGA, Brookfield, Kingston Community Missions.

Change to Loaves & Fishes (formerly Second Bite) collection – Mondays only

As at Monday April 1st, Loaves and Fishes bags will only be available for collection on the Monday, not the Tuesday.

We have made these changes due to concerns regarding the freshness of the food products as we are unable to refrigerate bags.  As local community members of all ages collect the bags, we need to ensure we cater for the most vulnerable in providing food options.  We are also very challenged for storage space at present.

Recruitment Notice – Bread Volunteers are wanted

We are seeking local people who may be interested in helping us collect bread from local suppliers after hours or early mornings.

If you would like further information please call Sanae on 6229 4066 or via email.

Tenants Union Information session at Kingston Library

Monday 25th March 12.30pm – 1.30pm – a really valuable session for anyone facing challenges navigating housing information.

Opening of Kingborough Community Hub – Friday March 29th

All are welcome to attend the opening of the Kingborough Community Hub this Friday, March 29th, from 5.30PM

Please click here to see further information.

Family Matters Program – an exciting new program for parents in our community

Our program commences on 30th April and we are keen to hear from you if you are interested in taking part.

FAMILY MATTERS is a program for parents who want to learn more about:

  • First Aid for children
  • Circle of Security
  • Healthy school lunch ideas
  • Managing money

The program has the Circle of Security at its core and FREE Child Care is provided

Please contact David on 03 6229 4066 or call in to discuss.

Reminder – Working with Vulnerable People Cards (WWVP)

All staff and volunteers who have Maranoa Heights Community Centre as their employer need to change their employer to Kingston Neighbourhood House.

You can update your details by clicking here and selecting ‘My Registration’ – you will need your WWVP card number.

(I have been advised by CBOS (the Tas Govt. department) that we are unable to do a ‘group’ update unfortunately).


Visit the event calendar for a full list of this week’s events.

As always, please feel free to contact us to suggest ideas, raise any issues or discuss concerns – our community values your feedback.

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