Mitzvah Day Project: The Kehilat Nitzan Food Van

October 26, 2015 by Debra Korman
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Every week members of Kehilat Nitzan are rostered on to serve food in Port Melbourne to homeless and disadvantaged people.

Serving the homeless

Serving the homeless

80 volunteers participate using Father Bob’s kitchen and his “Hope mobile” to warm up and transport the food to where it is served every Tuesday evening.

Continental Kosher Butchers and Melbourne Kosher butchers donate frankfurts and minced meat, and the volunteers cook delicious casseroles and pasta dishes and prepare healthy salads. Bake My Day donates wonderful cakes and muffins and challahs, and along with fruit and drinks, a nutritious meal is provided to many hungry and appreciative people.

The emphasis is on building a community so a long communal table with folding chairs is set up where families and people can sit down together and share their meals as well as their news. Many live on their own and this may be their only conversation for days.

The food van will be set up on Tuesday 17 November for Mitzvah Day and there will be entertainment and some treats in store for everyone who comes along at 6.30pm.

For further information on this Project contact Kehilat Nitzan at

For other Mitzvah Day Projects to join or initiate ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA, please go to



One Response to “Mitzvah Day Project: The Kehilat Nitzan Food Van”
  1. Liat Nagar says:

    This is fantastic … it really is. Good on you, Kehilat Nitzan.

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