We have been providing food, bread and community to people in need from the Moreton Bay region and beyond since 2000. Our objective is to be a life-giving source of mercy that sees people find help, healing & freedom.
We are located at 36-38 Paisley Drive, Lawnton Qld 4501.
We are open
WEDNESDAY from 10am-12noon. (Community & a Cuppa)
FRIDAY from 3pm-5pm. (Food Parcel Distribution Day)
Anyone in physical or relational need. This includes women and children escaping domestic violence, the homeless, refugees, pensioners, families who are under financial stress, people who are unemployed, people with a mental illness or intellectual impairment, the socially isolated; people on low incomes and many children.
We are staffed by a co-ordinator and up to 20 volunteers and are funded from a number of sources:
Yes - all donations over $2 are tax deductable.
Keep scrolling for more information on how you can get involved!
We are funded by several generous sources to meet the growing needs of our visitors. Each year sees an increase in the number of requests for food parcels, and you can be a part of meeting this need.
The provision of food is a simple service, and is often under-rated in its importance. Without access to adequate healthy food, people can struggle to maintain employment and positive mental health. Family relationships suffer also, and we see an increase in domestic violence during turbulent economic times. Children especially suffer in their ability to participate fully in school without enough food.
Many of our visitors come to the centre several times a week as they are socially isolated and lonely for community. We build relationship with them over time and see positive changes in their outlook on life. Our aim is to do life ‘with’ our visitors, instead of doing things ‘to’ or ‘for’ them.
One food parcel costs $32 and you can help provide this basic but vital service to your local community.
To give a once off tax deductible financial donation, hit the ‘donate now’ button below.
To donate food, phone us at 1800 1MERCY or bring your donations to the centre during our opening hours.
To organise a food drive in your local school, business, sporting group, church or community, phone our Coordinator on 1800 1MERCY or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be given organisational support to make this happen, and is an easy and effective way to collect much needed food donations for the centre.
We accept donations of good quality clothing and shoes. Please bring your donations to the centre during opening hours.
We don’t accept bric a brac, electrical items, furniture or clothing in poor, ripped, stained condition.
ALL DONATIONS OVER $2 ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
To make a one-off donation to the Vineyard Mercy Centre, click the button below.