Parramatta Street Feast attracts big turnout after COVID hiatus
After a two-year COVID interruption more than 300 people came out to share a meal at the Parramatta Street Feast.
The Parramatta Street Feast is a response to Pope Francis’ call to build a more inclusive, welcoming and generous society.
About 150 clients enjoyed delicious food, company and wonderful entertainment, including from the Sydney Street Choir.
The Street Feast was created in conjunction with, and is sponsored by, the PAYCE Foundation, Paynter Dixon, St Merkorious Charity and the Diocese of Parramatta.
Bishop Vincent Long says that in building an inclusive and welcoming society: “What better way than sharing a meal with the disadvantaged and those on the margins”.
PAYCE Foundation Director Dominic Sullivan said it was wonderful day after the long lockdown and isolation of COVID-19.
“It is amazing what the simple act of sharing a meal can do, in reminding us of our common humanity and the basic need for social connections”. he said.
“It was an uplifting experience for all involved.”