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Order of Malta Australia


Lunchbox project provides 16,000 meals to forgotten neighbours in Seoul slums


The ‘Lunchbox’ project is the first project developed by the Order of Malta Korea and launched on 25 June, 2016 in celebration of St. John’s Day. The project provides a nutritious and filling meal for the poor and the sick residents of slums in downtown Seoul.

The project is fully self-funded by the members and aspirants, and has grown over time from a monthly service to four times a month. Members and volunteers cook and pack up to 300 lunchboxes to the marginalized residents in a slum near Seoul Station. To date over 16,000 lunchboxes have been distributed, with a distribution of 9,000 across 2019 in plan.

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.