The Dining Room Mission
(TDR Mission)

TDR Mission is a community meal service for homeless people and struggling families, especially in the City of Maroondah. It opened for business in November 2005.

The guests can enjoy a substantial nutritious two-course meal every Tuesday evening from 6pm – 7.30pm. In addition the program provides supportive relationships, prayer with a volunteer if requested, a free clothes market, and information about Government and City of Maroondah community services.

TDR Mission is staffed by 50-60 enthusiastic volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. It is located in the hall behind St John the Divine Anglican Church, Toorak Ave Croydon, across the road from the Croydon Railway Station.

The ultimate goal of the community service is to create a social climate where poverty and homelessness are seen as utterly unacceptable.

TDR Mission is a Christian ministry. It believes that poverty and homelessness aren’t merely the absence of money, property and material possessions. Poverty and homelessness are the most basic enduring causes of social exclusion, alienation and deprivation of the human spirit.

TDR Mission relies on donations and philanthropic grants for its funding.  TDR Mission wishes to particularly recognise the support from the Maroondah City Council which has provided regular grants in support of the Dining Rooms Mission’s operations.

TDR Mission is not affiliated with any church or religious organisation.

For further information:
Phone Matt James on 0409 725 313
Email: matt.james1@optusnet.com.au