Pearls Place is a community-based social café that offers a free two or three course healthy, nutritious and tasty meal, every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Pearls Place is secular, non-denominational and everyone is welcome.
Our purpose is to provide free healthy meals and opportunities for social interaction to members of our community who may be disadvantaged by low income, social isolation or mental ill-health.
We are staffed entirely by volunteers, and we operate through donations of food and money.
Food is donated from supermarkets, bakers and other local food suppliers. We also purchase fresh food to supplement our donations, when necessary. Often, community members provide fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs from their gardens and hen houses as well as other perishable and non perishable items.
Other businesses in the region donate hardware and cleaning products. Some provide assistance pro bono such as graphic design work for our signs, brochures and stationery items. Community groups, individuals, service and sporting clubs donate much-needed funds.
Pearls Place Community Inc acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the Shire – the people of the Yuin and Monaro nations and offers our respect to elders past and present.