“It’s helped me to find myself again.”

At Lifewise Merge Cafe you can find healthy meals for less, but that’s not all. Watch one of our dedicated volunteers explain what else is possible here. Your support will mean Merge Cafe will always be able to support the community. Please donate today.

“I used to turn my back on people that were downtrodden. I thought ‘I don’t wanna know you if you’re begging on the street.’

“And then, when my mum died that’s when I hit rock bottom. You end up on the street. You see it in a different light.”

“The name itself says it: merge communities, break down barriers, and bring people together. We have customers from all sorts of walks of life. The focus group is people who are isolated, marginalised. But we got people who wear suits and they go to big corporate offices and come here for lunch or breakfast. It’s good food here, and it is healthy food.”

“Pay It Forward is a simple concept: You can pay for someone else’s meal. For just $20, you can pay it forward for five meals if you like to.”

“People should support Merge Cafe for a lot of reasons: We can feed people, help people, there are so many wraparound services we provide. And in order to keep those services running, we need support from people.”

“Doing volunteer work and giving it back to the community has helped me a lot to … sort of find myself again.”

Your support will mean Merge Cafe will always be able to support the community. Please donate today.

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