Street Feasts to bring hope and care to homeless
The spiralling cost of living, including skyrocketing rents is pushing more people into poverty and onto the streets.
Now more than ever, those battling to live a basic life, need the help and generosity of people who can give.
That’s why this year’s Sydney and Parramatta Street Feasts will help connect people who have found themselves lost in the spiral that is homelessness and isolation.
The 2022 cohort of volunteers at Sydney Street Feast
The street feasts are a response to Pope Francis’ call to build a more inclusive, welcoming and generous society.
For those that volunteer, it is a heart-warming day of doing good for people who greatly appreciate the chance to share a meal in a caring place.
This year’s street feasts will be held at the St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt on Friday November 17 and in Parramatta’s St Patricks Cathedral Hall on Saturday November 11.
Last year, hundreds of clients turned out to enjoy the delicious feast prepared by St Merkorious Charity and wonderful entertainment 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 Sydney and Parramatta Catholic Archdioceses.
PAYCE Foundation Director Dominic Sullivan said: “We are pleased to support the World Day of the Poor in a way that brings people together, particularly given the tough economic circumstances many people find themselves in.”
“It also represents the culmination of the work so many church and other community organisations do throughout the year to assist people in need.”