The 5,000 Club

The 5,000 club is an effort to provide a weekly free lunch to people living in the

Daylesford and District area. Overseen by the Anglican Parish of Daylesford, with generous support of volunteers, local businesses, and the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo, we seek to offer hospitality to those in need in the spirit of the biblical narrative of Jesus feeding the 5,000. The narrative is one of God??s abundance, generous love and compassion.


Hepburn Shire has two towns which are ranked in the 10% of the most socio-economic?disadvantaged areas in Australia. Conversely, the Shire has three areas which are ranked in the?top 10-20% of the least disadvantaged areas in Australia. (Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,(SEIFA scores, 2008)

Volunteers to assist in the program are most welcome. Financial assistance and donations of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as other foodstuffs are also warmly received.


For more information, please contact the Anglican Parish of Daylesford.

Phone: 5348 2064,



Luke 9:12-17?

The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, ??Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.?? But he said to them, ??You give them something to eat.?? They said, ??We have no more than five loaves and two fish?unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.???

For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, ??Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each. They did so and made them all sit down. And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

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