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Donated Blanket Raffle

This stunning hand made blanket was donated by Dianne Fletcher and the Cotswolds Retirement Village is raffling it with he proceeds to be donated to us. Thank You Dianne!

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We’ve Launched!

We’ve reached another milestone at Junction 142 with the completion of our new bathroom and laundry facilities for the homeless.

Patrons, friends and supported of Junction 142 gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the new facilities and our fundraising drive for crisis accommodation on Monday 24th October.

See our Homeless Facilities page for more details and download the Renovation Drive Flyer here.

Members of the Katoomba-Leura Uniting Church also presented a cheque for $600 to Rosa for the purchase of swags for the homeless.

Members of Katoomba Leura Uniting Church present cheque to Rosa

Members of Katoomba Leura Uniting Church present cheque to Rosa

Mary Duncombe and Libby Gahl prepare soups, with Anne Elliott (Slow Food BM), Rosa Del Ponte (Earth Recovery) and Bruce Ball (Uniting Church) - Photo: Blue Mountains Gazette

Slow Lunch with Soul

Slow Lunch With Soul – Join us on Sunday
Sunday, 24th January 2016 10am – 2pm

Junction 142 (142 Katoomba Street, Katoomba)

The Soul Kitchen is joining with Slow Food Blue Mountains to host a very special Sunday Lunch – slow Food meets Food Rescue.

It’s an incredible fact that the Food Rescue programme, run by Rosa Del Ponte of Earth Recovery Australia, saved around 20,000 kg of food from going to landfill last year, and provided healthy lunches and food parcels for hundreds of Blue Mountains residents.

Slow Food Blue Mountains is concerned about our food security, and so has joined forces with Food Rescue and the Soul Kitchen to offer a Sunday lunch made from entirely rescued food as part of their Summer Harvest festival programme.

Join us on Sunday – doors open from 10am and lunch is served from 12.30 pm.

This is a free event with donations towards the Soul Kitchen and Food Rescue gratefully received.

PHOTO: Mary Duncombe and Libby Gahl prepare soups, with Anne Elliott (Slow Food BM), Rosa Del Ponte (Earth Recovery) and Bruce Ball (Uniting Church) – Photo: Blue Mountains Gazette

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Homelessness Week Activities

Homeless Persons Information Days

Stay tuned for our next date

Uniting Church Hall 142 Katoomba Street Katoomba

An opportunity to get information and talk with people from specialist services including:

  • Centrelink
  • Elizabeth Evatt Legal Centre
  • Wentworth Housing
  • Blue Mountains Family Support
  • South West Health Service

And many more…

All Welcome! Lunch is provided.

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Harps To The Harvest

Saturday, 17th January 2-4 pm

Junction 142  (142 Katoomba Street, Katoomba)

A very special performance by an abundant harvest of harpists which includes professionals, semi professionals and aspiring professionals.

This event is also a generous fundraiser for Earth Recovery Australia and Blue Mountains Soul Kitchen.

Tickets are $30 and will be available at the door. Booking enquiries to Margaret Curtis on 0425 274903. This will sell fast so don’t miss out!

Please see the flyer for further details:  Harps to the Harvest  

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Project Wild Thing Film Screening

 

We recently screened this wonderfully inspirational and entertaining documentary which follows David Bond, the self appointed Marketing Director for Nature, who started the Project Wild Thing movement in the UK – getting kids off the couch and into nature.

Earth Recovery Australia hosted a special preview screening of the documentary Project Wild Thing before the film’s general release in Australia later this year.

All proceeds go towards cost of film and to Blue Mountains Soul Kitchen.

Project Wild Thing – Official Trailer

View and share the Facebook event.

Reviews for Project Wild Thing:

“a gripping story of the desperate struggle to lead our computer- crazed children back to nature.”
Harry Mount, The Daily Telegraph

“Like David Attenborough and Morgan Spurlock got drunk and had a baby”
Hussain Currimbhoy, Sheffield Doc / Fest

“Funny, alarming and uplifting. This film will change your life”
Patrick Barkham, The Guardian

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AnyBODY Art Project

AnyBODY Art Project

Saturday 21st June 8am – 4pm

Uniting Church Hall, 142 Katoomba Street Katoomba

If you’re out and about for Winter Magic on Saturday be sure to pop into the Uniting Church Hall to see the awesome portraits by Victor Alejandro Peralta, bringing attention to the issue of homelessness in our community.

All money raised goes towards helping The Soul Kitchen!

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Beautiful Californian fruit thrown out in Oz

Californian Peaches

These delicious peaches and nectarines were grown in California USA and shipped to Australia…only to be thrown out.

We received about 50… only about 5 needed to be thrown out. The rest were firm and great eating and gave some struggling people a rare treat.

So, there you have it…American taxpayers subsidising US fruit growers to have their product binned in Australia.  In a crazy twist of economics, this sort of waste actually adds to the Gross Domestic Product of both the US and Australia. Truly bizarre.