We provide emergency and ongoing food relief to individuals and families who are doing it tough - no matter what thier religious, background or personal situation. We do this in a caring and compassionate way that enable members of our community to enjoy a higher standard of living than would otherwise be possible.
Northpoint Centre was established in 2002 by Pastor Loren Pratt and in September 2009 Northpoint Centre purchased the Tullamarine distribution centre where we provide our core food services as well as our other community programs.
We are indeed fortunate to be supported by over 100 active volunteers of all ages and background who provide thier time and expertise to our organisation so that we can have the capacity to support people in our community who are going through difficult times.
Our other Community Programs
Long Table Dinners. Northpoint Centre provides a free multi-course dinner at Tullamarine and Melton. The food is supplied by us and cooked in our kitchen. We recently partnered with Second Chance, a charity that assists young people in attaining life and work skills. They help prepare, cook and serve delicious meals. It's a place for those in our community who are socially isolated to have an fun evening out and make new relationships.
Community Food Hub. We rescue food from bakeries, supermarkets and local food distributors including Fare Share, Second Bite and Food bank. We make sure that there is enough to go around to help other charities, community organisations and schools so they can continue their important work in the community.
Back to Work. Northpoint Centre works closely with employment organisations to assist people get job ready. Through this program we provide eligible individuals with Food Handling courses and certificates, Working with Children Certificates and job references for prospective employers. We provide program participants with leadership skills, management skills, and work ethic that enable our program participants to gain meaningful employment. Our back to work program is open to all people of all ages and has been amazingly successful.