Suncoast Christian Care is a practical arm of Suncoast Church and it forms part of the Global Care Australia network.
Our aim is to support our local community and address food insecurity. We do this through our low-cost food outlet, ‘The Daily Bread’ soup kitchen, emergency relief program, school pantries program and our donations to local community organisations
Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about our innovative campaigns below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.
Community Grocery Store
Our goal is to build hope. One way we do this is by providing practically for those in need. Eligible low-income families and individuals can apply for membership and shop at our grocery store. Many items are very low-cost and some are even free. Around a thousand shoppers visit our community grocery store each week. Our friendly staff and volunteers are here to make our customers feel welcome. We stock a good range of seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy, frozen products, as well as grocery items. Our customers are always excited to see what’s new in store.
The Daily Bread – Soup Kitchen
The Daily Bread is a Nambour based soup kitchen operating two nights a week that feeds up to 60 people a night.
The Daily Bread serves a three course meal each evening, complete with refreshments all cooked by dedicated volunteers; including three schools across the Sunshine Coast.
Now with a team of 70 volunteers, the Daily Bread is continuing to fight hunger on our streets and make a difference in our city.
The Daily Bread motto is to give people a hand up, not simply a hand out. We are constantly looking at ways to link people with other community services as well, who can continue to offer support and assistance where needed.
The Daily Bread runs on Monday and Wednesday nights between 5pm-6pm at 10 Sydney Street, Nambour.
We encourage volunteers to be at the hall by 4pm until 6.30pm. This gives us enough time for set up and pack down.
For more information, please email the Daily Bread team at [email protected]
School Pantries Program
In 2015, Foodbank Queensland commissioned a report called ‘Hunger in the Classroom’. The report highlights the issues of children in Australia going to school with empty stomachs. This has a far reaching impact on children, their schools and the wider community. Suncoast Christian Care, through the generous support of our donors and Foodbank Queensland, is working to meet this need in our community every day through our school pantry program.
If your school would like to be a part of the Suncoast Christian Care School Pantry Program, please email our team at [email protected]
Through State Government funding and donations of Suncoast Christian Care resources, we are able to practically help those in need who are referred to us from Centrelink, as well as other agencies on the Sunshine Coast. After an emergency relief assessment has been made, we may be able to provide immediate help through Suncoast Christian Care food/essentials vouchers or payment of utility bills.
(Please note, each case is individually assessed. See our team in store for any questions you may have, or to book an Emergency Relief appointment)
Job Seeker Host
We are a highly successful ‘Job Seeker Host’, seeing many of our volunteers find work as a direct result of the experience they gain at Suncoast Christian Care.
We provide a positive environment for all of our volunteers where they gain valuable skills through experiencing a genuine work setting.
Fiona Pratley is a registered counsellor and family therapist who works from Suncoast Care on a Tuesday morning.
Fiona loves to walk alongside people of all ages in a respectful way, helping them develop awareness of their needs, values and thinking. Through this journey Fiona listens, validates, and warmly supports while offering tools for reaching individual goals.
Fiona has an interest in family and relationship therapy, particularly in working with women towards early intervention in relationships and families.
Fiona loves facilitating growth in the whole person and watching people find contentment in their identity and purpose.
For eligible clients counselling is available for a nominal fee of $10.
If you would like more information or to make an appointment feel free to speak to us in store or email [email protected]
24 Howard Street, Nambour QLD 4560
Phone: 07 5441 4877