A nutritious, hot meal within a friendly family environment

You are invited!


Our aim is to ensure the most vulnerable in our community do not go hungry. In such trying times, there are individuals and families who may not always know where the next meal is coming from.

This is a new space for the community to engage with each other around great nutritious hot dinners every Tuesday night.


Individuals and families in North Melbourne, Truganina and surrounding areas


Truganina – Sit down dinners – Every Tuesday 6pm

North Melbourne – takeaway only – Midday-3pm Tuesdays 


West Kitchen – Sit down dinners
Arndell Park Community Centre 29 -49 Federation Boulevard, Truganina

Central Kitchen – Takeaway only
LIFE – 62 Mark St, North Melbourne


Where is the Community Kitchen?

West Kitchen – Sit down dinners

  • Arndell Park Community Centre 29 -49 Federation Boulevard, Truganina

Central Kitchen – takeaway only

  • LIFE – 62 Mark St, North Melbourne
How can i make an order for takeaway?

Email: lifecommunitykitchen@lifeau.org

Takeaway is only available for the North Melbourne location

Time to collect is every Tuesday at 3pm

How many containers can I order?

Containers are per person. You are welcome to order containers per numbers of people in your household or double this, should your situation require it.

You are also welcome to order containers for friends and those you are aware might be in need of this service.

Who can access our meal?

Anyone in need is welcome to access our meals both families and individuals in the local area

Do we need to pay for this?

The meals are free. It is our way of bringing help and hope to our community.

Do you cater for particular diet?

Due to the high volume of people requiring this service, there are currently only two sets of dietary options to choose from:

  • Vegetarian
  • With meat
West Kitchen Info

Address – 29-49 Federation Boulevard, Truganina

Time – Every Monday at 6PM

Hot dinner for individuations and families needing support and relief.


** Due to venue requirements, Indoor dining is only available for vaccinated status and takeaway for unknown vaccination status.

I would like to volunteer

We welcome people to volunteer at our LIFE Community Kitchen. Please click on the link below and complete the form.

Volunteer Form

We will be in touch when a vacancies becomes available.

**Due to venue requirements, only people who are vaccinated or have a valid exemption can apply.

Can anyone donate food items to LIFE Community Kitchen?

We welcome any partnership with any food organisation ready to collaborate in serving our community on an ongoing basis. However, we do not accept any items donated by individuals.

Do we have to provide to provide a Health Care Card/Low income Card or Pension Card to access this service?

No Health Care Card/Low income Card or Pension Card is required to access LIFE Community Kitchen’s free sit down dinners.

Do we deliver?

Delivery is made available only during lockdown and only to those isolating and in the most vulnerable cases. Otherwise, our meals are served on table and we encourage families and individuals to join us for dinner at 6PM.

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