After a two-year COVID interruption, Sydney Street Feast has made a joyous return to the community.
More than 550 meals were served across two events: Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square on 12 November, and the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral on 18 November.
A celebration of inclusiveness and care, the events provide an opportunity to share a meal and connect with the community.
Now in it’s fifth year, the Street Feast was created in conjunction with, and is sponsored by, the PAYCE Foundation, Paynter Dixon, St Merkorious Charity and Sydney’s Catholic Archdiocese.
Fr Peter Smith says the day is a representation of all the good done in the homelessness space throughout the year.
“The Street Feast represents all the care and support provided by these wonderful organisations 365 days a year.
“It’s saying to all these people you are important, you are special and you are prized to us.”
Paynter Dixon employees also embraced the opportunity to volunteer and serve meals alongside participating community agencies.
“Paynter Dixon operates across multiple areas of the state, and for us it’s about giving back and being part of the community,” said James Boyd, Executive Chairman of Paynter Dixon.
“We also have Club York and the Castle Hill RSL Group supporting this event, and their inclusion is an extension of the great community efforts they contribute on a daily basis.”