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Soul Café 2020 Christmas Appeal.

This Christmas let’s be #bettertogether

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and it appears that for many in Newcastle things will get worse. Equity Economics predicts that in the year to come Newcastle and Lake Macquarie will have the highest levels of unemployment in NSW, at 12.3 per cent. And as a result homelessness could rise by as much as 40 per cent in Newcastle within the next year.

You can make a difference this Christmas. By supporting the Soul Café Christmas Appeal you will be providing Soul with the resources we need to support some of Newcastle’s most vulnerable people. Together we can make a difference for some of the most needy in our community #bettertogether

There are two simple ways to get involved with the Soul Café 2020 Christmas Appeal.

  1. Get the Soul Café Holiday Hamper shopping list here and buy the items on the shopping list. Put them in a reusable shopping bag and drop them into Soul Café before December 17th and we will give them out to our guests through the Christmas holiday period.
  2. Donate with the button above. Soul Café is community funded, not government funded. Come Christmas Day 2020 Soul Café expects that we will have provided 40,000+ meals to vulnerable people in Newcastle and that is only possible because of the generous financial support of the Newcastle community. Your donation of $2 or more is tax deductible.

Operation Hours

CLOSED: Following breakfast on Monday 21st Dec regular Soul Café services will close until Monday 4th January.

OPEN: Soul Café will be holding Express Services 11am till 12noon Wed 23rd Dec, Mon 28th Dec & Wed 30th Dec. At those Express Services Soul will be handing out Takeaway Meals and Hampers generously provided by the kids, mums, dads, schools, workplaces and companies of Newcastle.


The Soul office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 2pm and our phone number is 02 4926 1758.

Soul provides a sit down Meal Service in our Covid safe dining room between 11am-12.30pm on Monday to Thursday & a Hot Breakfast in the dining room 7.00am-8.30am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

We are also continuing to do our usual fortnightly Sunday Express Takeaway lunch service from 12-1pm, please see our "Whats Happening this week" updates on facebook to confirm dates.

The Soul Open Pantry operates 1-2.00pm Tuesday / Wednesday and 9-10.00am Friday.

Donations can be dropped into Soul 8am-2pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30-8.30 Fridays. If the door is closed please call the office number 02 4926 1758.

For financial donations please click here.



Video: City of Newcastle, Strategic Minds Communications
Sponsor: Andy Meier, Thomas Graham


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