Northern Community Update


We want to thank the Darebin community for their continued support which allowed Northern Community Careworks to remain open during the recent lockdowns and CoVid-19 restrictions. This enabled us to provide support and emergency food relief to many families in need during over this year.  We continue to be a hub for food relief and care as we start to resume some of our most loved community programs.  


Our focus is on ensuring the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and community members in the services we provide. Across the organisation, we are adhering to social distancing rules, increased cleaning of surfaces and recommended hygiene practices. We also require that all patrons wear a fitted face mask while on our premises. We will continue to monitor and adjust our daily operations in order to best meet the needs of our community.  




Church Services

Our physical worship gatherings are on hold for the moment. We have two ways you can connect with our worship services. 

Video Recordings of the services are available on YouTube.

Audio Recordings of the services are available on our Podcast page or iHeartRadio

If you would like to join the services live on ZOOM, then please contact the office on 0394844788 or register on the following link: form.

Op Shop

The Op shop is now open on

Fridays & Saturdays

9:30 - 4:00pm


We are only able to accept op shop donations at our centre during business hours on Thursdays and Fridays


Through the funds raised by our Op Shop, we are able to provide subsidised community lunches  Monday to Thursday from 12pm. Monday & Thursday: Take away only

Tuesday & Wednesday: Take away and sit down lunch (subject to capacity limits) 


Thanks to our volunteers, we also regularly have fresh Bakers Delight Bread (Fairfield) and other items from Foodbank and Secondbite (Tuesday to Thursday from 2pm)

Your support and donations help fight food insecurity in our local community

- Thank You! 

Community Lunches & Food Relief/Bread

Hot meals are available for takeaway. Pick up Mon - Thurs between 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm.  Frozen takeaway meals are also available. 

Meals $5.00


Our Sit Down Lunches are returning on Tuesday and Wednesday only at 12:00pm (subject to capacity restrictions)


We continue to be an access point for emergency food relief. Bakers Delight Bread, Foodbank and Secondbite items will be available Tuesdays to Thursday after 2pm.

We Are Here To Help

If you have any questions or find yourself in need please call us on:

03 9937 2144 for the CareWorks office, or

03 9484 4788 for the Church office