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 will be operating on a fortnightly basis in 2021, commencing Tuesday 9th February. For a full list of Community Pantry dates, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or 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 now open to the public and our regular operating hours have recommenced. Cafe on the Park will re-open at 8:30am on Wednesday 27th January 2021. 

Glen Park Community Centre Inc. will continue to operate our Emergency Relief services in 2021, this includes our Community Pantry, Community 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. 

In partnership with Eastland Shopping Centre, Glen Park are collecting preloved school uniforms and new school supplies through our donation point at Eastland. Glen Park will be hosting a series of FREE collection dates in early 2021 for families who are finding it difficult to juggle the costly return to school expenses. For more information on this program, please click here.

Eastland are still collecting non-perishable items through our donation point for our Community Pantry. Please visit the link below to find our shop front location at Eastland if you would like to make a donation to our Community Pantry or donate preloved school uniforms or new school supplies. 
Eastland's Website - Glen Park Community Centre Inc.

 

Free Community Meals

Cafe on the Park are excited to annouce that we will be back hosting our monthly FREE Community Meals for all members of our community in 2021. Come down and enjoy some food, create friendships and help promote social inclusion.

The Community Meals will happen on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, commencing 17th February 2021. Meals are served at 6:00pm sharp and are limited to 30 places, bookings are not necessary. 

The Community Meals are prepared by a fully qualified chef with over 27 years' experience in the hospitality industry. Our meals are nutritious and DELICIOUS!

If you would like more information on our Community Meals program, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or office@glenparkcc.com.au 

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