Welcome to Glen Park

Glen Park Community Centre is a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment for everyone in the community.

Our 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.

We’re a member of Learn Local - a network of over 300 not-for-profit organisations across Victoria offering adult community education and training to people from all walks of life. We are one in over 400 Neighbourhood Houses located throughout Victoria. Glen Park opens its doors to approximately 800 people per week, provides programmed services to an average of 156 people per week and the Centre is used by the community at least 48 hours per week.

Glen Park is home to a successful registered Social Enterprise cafe; Cafe on the Park, offering delicious meals, catering, training and volunteering opportunities. More importantly, Cafe on the Park is the driving force behind our Emergency Relief Program; P.O.W.E.R and facilitates the distribution of 1250kgs of food per month to some of our most vulnerable Victorians.

We are very proud of the service Glen Park Community Centre provides in the community and encourage you to support the Centre by enrolling in a class, eating in the cafe or becoming a member.

Glen Park's Community Value equates to $5.46 for every $1 of income. Now, that is a pretty good return on investment, don't you think?

Take your time browsing through our website to find out what opportunities your Centre has to offer you and we look forward to seeing you in the Centre.

Heidi Butler-Moore

CEO

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 is currently operating on a fortnightly basis on Tuesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am. Please contact the office for a list of dates on 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.

What You Need to Know

Glen Park Community Centre is currently operating on temporary reduced hours; Tuesday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm. Cafe on the Park is also open to the public; Tuesday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm. The cafe has a temporary reduced menu in place until the end of 2020, the full menu will return in 2021.

Glen Park Community Centre Inc. is still operating our Emergency Relief services during the State of Emergency, this includes our Community Pantry, Frozen Meals and support with outstanding utility bills. If you require assistance with Emergency Food Relief, please contact the office via email or visit our Facebook page to send us a direct message. A staff member will be in touch with you shortly.

Due to the increase in demand for Emergency Food Relief, Eastland Shopping Centre have generously provided Glen Park with a space to collect donations for our Christmas Community Pantry. We're asking for donations of non-perishable items to help us meet the demand for food relief this Christmas. For more information, view the article below or visit Eastland's website.
Christmas Emergency Relief Donation Point at Eastland.
Eastland's Website - Glen Park Community Centre Inc.

Free Community Meals

Cafe on the Park distribute fortnightly Community Meals, for all members of our community who may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity. Cafe on the Park provide fresh, nutritious meals prepared by a fully qualified chef with over 27 years experience. Please contact the office for a list of Community Pantry dates.

*Although Cafe on the Park has suspended the monthly sit down community meals during the State of Emergency, Cafe on the Park have made take away meals available through our Community Pantry. The meals are distributed at 11:30am sharp on selected pantry dates. Meals can also be picked up through Eastland Shopping Centre's Order & Collect Valet service until December 11th. 

Thank you to the organisations and community groups that have made the Commuinty Meals possible - FoodBank Vic and Woolworths Bayswater.

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Chit, Chat & Chew

Chit, Chat and Chew

Current Course & Activity Guide

Course and Activity Guide

Courses at Glen Park

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Local Pathways for Women - Success Stories

Foodbank & Glen Park Partnership Video

A Special Performance by the GPCC Team