300 Blankets Outreach Program
Since July 2015, 300 Blankets has operated the Outreach Program, where at least twice a week year-round, a group led by one of our dedicated Outreach Leaders directly engages with people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD. 300 Blankets recognised early on that consistency and reliability of our presence out on the streets is essential to developing relationships and trust with people. The Outreach Program works to provide people experiencing homelessness with friendship and support in a time when they are generally in greatest need of social and material assistance. This effort is in recognition of the fact that social isolation and a sense of disenfranchisement can proliferate among people on the streets.
300 Blankets – Soul Kitchen
Soul Kitchen is a no charge community program on every Sunday evening. This is operated by a dedicated team of volunteers who not only prepare an amazingly nutritious meal, but who also share this meal with those who may be struggling to make ends meet, or who are feeling socially isolated. The people accessing this service range from singles, couples to young families. Soul Kitchen brings the local community together in a safe and respectful environment for anyone who wishes to share a meal, chat or play a round of Connect 4.
Soul Kitchen in Braybrook is open every Sunday night.
Soul Kitchen – Braybrook
Braybrook Community Hub
107 Churchill Ave, Braybrook VIC 3019
Every Sunday Night
6:45PM – 8:15PM
Care Package Program
Formerly known as the Iceolation Program – created in May 2020 – the Care Package Program directly addresses food security issues in our community by providing a nutritionally diverse grocery pack to families, couples and individuals across Melbourne. In partnership with local IGAs, 300 Blankets purchases groceries, IGA stores pack the bags, and volunteers deliver the packs every Saturday fortnight. But like every Program of 300 Blankets, it’s not just about the food; the deliveries are an opportunity to catch up on the week and connect with our recipients.
Recipient Testimonial: “Thank you to everyone at 300 Blankets. I am so humbled and grateful to everyone. You have all been a lifeline to us. I so appreciate your hard work and efforts.” Francine
Recipient Testimonial: “Thank you for the delivery when you all could be home with family. We are blessed to be able to get food. Sincere thanks to the volunteers that work tirelessly so all this is possible” Pamela.
If you, or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide blankets to people experiencing homelessness.
300 Blankets is a major provider of blankets in Victoria for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 300 Blankets purchases and distributes blankets through our Homelessness Outreach Program, Soul Kitchen and through other homelessness services. Our current beneficiaries includes St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria, Launch Housing, Bolton Clarke – Homeless Persons Program and many other charities and not for profit organisations providing support for people experiencing homelessness in Victoria.
You can help now simply by donating directly to 300 Blankets and ensure we will always have blankets to give to those who need it most.