Glen Park Community Centre
Glen Park Community Centre
Eastland is proud to support Glen Park Community Centre, helping to create a strong, connected community free from poverty, isolation and injustice.
Published 15 October

Glen Park Community Centre is a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment for everyone in the community. Their mission is to create a strong, connected community - free from poverty, isolation and injustice, where every person has access to food, housing, social and economic participation, lifelong learning and support.

They offer a wide range of services to the community with programs offering a free monthly dinner to those who may be experiencing homelessness, social isolation or food insecurity and a weekly Community Pantry, which provides relief to people experiencing extreme hardship, giving the vulnerable community members access to food and material aid when they need it most.

Click here to find out more about the Centre or how you can help.

For the last four years Eastland have partnered with Glen Park helping staff, volunteers and their wider community through various program such as;

  • Food donations for their free community pantry
  • Food donations for monthly meals night
  • Food order and collect service during COVID19
  • Donations of office furniture and IT equipment
  • Donations of School uniforms and supplies
  • Donations of Christmas food, decorations and packages for unprivileged local families
  • Donations of Easter food and decorations for local families in need
  • Sponsorship of key holidays events

ONGOING GLEN PARK SERVICES AT EASTLAND

FREE COMMUNITY PANTRY

The Community Pantry was designed to provide relief to people experiencing extreme hardships such as homelessness and food insecurity, so that vulnerable community members have access to food and material aid when they need it most. 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 2022.

You can help make a difference by donating any of the above items in our donation bins located at the Glen Park pop-up at Eastland, Level 1 near Pacific Smiles.

For a full list of Community Pantry dates, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097

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HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS®

Glen Park Community Centre have partnered with Glad Group and Eastland to deliver Hungry 4 Success® training.

Participants will learn essential employability skills and receive on the job experience and training and best of all there may be job opportunities available for successful graduates at the conclusion of the program.

To find out more contact Glen Park Community Centre directly on (03) 9720 5097 or via email on [email protected].

 

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS AT EASTLAND

Situated on level 1 near Coles, Glen Park now have an additional platform to connect with some of the more vulnerable members in our community, especially those who would find it difficult to get to Glen Park Community Centre.

The space will be used for many things including:

• Order and collect pantry services – staples, toiletries, non-perishables and frozen meals
• Connection to support services via order and collect registration
• Hungry 4 Success program induction and enrolments
• Pathway programs such as Parent 2 Paid and, The Change Project etc.
• Family connection programs
To find out more or to make an appointment at the Eastland location contact Glen Park Community Centre on (03) 9720 5097.


COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR

Eastland & Glen Park Community Centre award 2020 winners.

The Maroondah Australia Day Awards recognise the achievements of Australians and the contribution they make to the Maroondah community. Awards are presented in three categories; Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the
Year.

We were very proud and humbled to announce that Eastland’s partnership program with Glen Park Community Centre was the winner of the 2020 Community Event of the Year. This award recognises an event which best reflects the importance of strong community values and ties.




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