Since 2003 St. John’s Uniting Church Wahroonga has been operating a soup van “The Dish” in Hornsby, each week serving a nourishing three course meal to those who come. It began with soup and now we have an average of a dozen folk who come to share a meal with us.
Fresh fruit and vegetables and bread rolls are donated by local businesses and meals are prepared by members of the Church and wider community. The Dish is a broad ecumenical effort with volunteers from other Churches in the area, including Waitara Adventist, Hornsby Uniting, Cathedral of Our Lady, Waitara, Bobbin Head Anglican Church, Bible Study groups, Turramurra Uniting Church, Thornleigh Chinese and Australian Baptist Church and Thornleigh Community Baptist Church.
In October 2011 the Dish expanded to a second evening, thanks to a great cooperative effort by a number of local schools and Catholic Churches. The Dish is now regularly supported by members of the Prouille, St. Leo’s, Abbotsleigh, St. Edmund’s, and Knox Prep. communities, in partnership with Catholic Churches of the Broken Bay Diocese: Holy Name Wahroonga, St. Patrick’s Asquith and Sacred Heart Pymble.
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