Vinnies Vans Bringing Communities Together

For people who are on the fringes of society, our Vinnies Vans offer much more than a meal.

Providing a welcoming space for everyone to come together, enjoy a meal and know they’re not alone, our Vinnies Vans help local communities in Wollongong, Liverpool, Sydney, Mount Druitt & Parramatta, Surry Hills and Orange.

In the last year alone we received more than 95,000 visits across our network of Vinnies Vans operating throughout Sydney, Wollongong and regional NSW.

Recently senior students and staff from St John’s in Nowra have been hard at work supporting our van based in Wollongong by preparing and serving meals to members of their local community.

Over that time we’ve been able to assist over 700 Nowra locals – including over 100 children – with hot meals every night plus more than 600 sandwiches, 20 boxes of bread, fruit, veggies, desserts, toiletry items and blankets.

One of our regular visitors to the Vinnies Van in Nowra recently shared this message of thanks for the support provided by our dedicated team on members and volunteers.

"I am a regular at the Vinnie's Van every Tuesday evening in Nowra. I would like to thank you as it is such a blessing. I get a hot meal and the sandwiches are fresh and delicious. The guy that runs it does a great job. I am very grateful- it is the highlight of my week."

We love going out every night and making connections with people.

We are always on the lookout for people to get involved with our Vinnies Vans. To find your nearest location and more information, contact vinniesvan@vinnies.org.au