Free festive lunch

From left: Mikaela Ellison and Eboni Bennett from Brewhouse cafe will open on Christmas Day to provide a free festive lunch for those less fortunate.

By Derek Schlennstedt

Christmas is a time for giving, and that’s a sentiment being taken to heart by Brewtime cafe owner Eboni Bennett.

Ms Bennett has decided to open the Brewtime cafe in Belgrave South on Christmas Day and provide a free festive lunch for those less fortunate.

“On Christmas Day I am going to open the cafe from 11am-2pm to provide a free Christmas roast meal for disadvantaged people,” she said.

“I want to give some Christmas spirit to people that would otherwise not have anyone to celebrate with.”

Ms Bennett said she simply wants to provide a lunch and spread some Christmas cheer to anyone who might be alone, vulnerable or who can’t afford a Christmas lunch this Christmas day.

“Decided to open for three hours on Christmas day and we’d like to give disadvantaged people or lonely people a really nice Christmas lunch at no cost to them,” she said.

“Everything will be free of charge and they’ll get a roast meal – a proper Christmas meal with turkey and ham and a bread roll and a drink, whether that be a glass of wine or soft drink.

“We’d just like to celebrate with other people who don’t have anybody in the community … they don’t have to be form Belgrave south.

“I just hope people come … even if I have one person that comes and it makes their Christmas amazing then my job is done.”

The free Christmas day feats will take place at Brewtime Café from 11am-2pm on 25 December.

You can RSVP by contacting 9752 5923.


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