Shout lunch this Christmas

shout christmas lunch for someone in need

On Christmas Day, we are holding three big festive lunches at Newcastle Foreshore, Singleton and Wyong for children, women and men who are experiencing homelessness, have no family, are lonely or have no money to celebrate.

It is an opportunity to celebrate inclusion, bringing people together and sharing community and festive spirit. We believe no one should be alone or unable to celebrate on Christmas Day.

Guests who attend the lunch are diverse. We welcome everyone, from people sleeping rough and those without the funds to celebrate, to those living with a disability or newly arrived migrants.

This lunch is one of the only places in Newcastle, the Hunter and on the Central Coast that vulnerable and disadvantaged people can go on Christmas Day.

How you can help

We are asking for your support to provide a festive lunch this Christmas and to make sure help is available into the New Year.

This year we are expecting to feed over 1,500 people.

We already have some generous corporate supporters, but an event like this is expensive and we really need the support of the local community as well.

This is why we have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Chuffed called ‘Shout lunch this Christmas’.

The purpose of this Crowdfunding campaign is to raise $8,000 by 25th December by asking the local community to sponsor a meal for someone in need.

Alternatively, we’re always looking for volunteers to help out on Christmas Day. Our events are powered by volunteers – if you want to volunteer please click here to for more information.

How your donation will make a difference

Just $25 will shout lunch for someone in need this Christmas. By shouting lunch locals experiencing homelessness or disadvantage will feel the true joy and spirit of Christmas with a full belly!

  • Your $25 will shout Christmas Lunch for ONE person in need.
  • Your $50 will shout Christmas Lunch for TWO people in need.
  • Your $100 will shout Christmas Lunch for ONE FAMILY OF FOUR who need extra cheer on Christmas Day.

Any additional funds raised will be used to provide support to locals in need into the New Year.

You will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt.

Click the button below to see the campaign and donate now!

About the events

  • Newcastle Foreshore Railway Carriage Shed – commencing at 11am.
  • Wyong Race Club – commencing at 11am.
  • Singleton Senior Citizens Centre – commencing at 11am.

Here’s what it looked like in previous years

Volunteers at Christmas Lunch 2017
Guests at Christmas Lunch 2017
Visit from Santa at Christmas Lunch 2016
Guest at Christmas Lunch 2016
Crowd from Christmas Lunch 2017

Shout lunch for someone in need now!