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Order of Malta Australia


New homeless food service in Palmerston, NT


On Saturday 7 October, Order of Malta members and volunteers in the Northern Territory prepared and distributed 70 meals to the homeless in Palmerston.

The food parcels, prepared, packed and distributed by our members and volunteers consist of a cooked meal, salad, fruit, buttered bread, a sweet and a bottle of water. The program aims to deliver a nutritious meal to homeless people living rough.

This was the first distribution in Palmerston, which has a high homeless population and limited food services.

Our outreach volunteers also rendered some first aid assistance to a homeless female who had an infected lesion to her leg. We assisted her in disinfecting and dressing the wound and advised her to attend the emergency room at either the Palmerston or Royal Darwin hospitals for more comprehensive treatment.

This activity is undertaken in collaboration with St Vincent de Paul, who advertise our food distribution service from their Vinnies store. Meals are also distributed from there, alongside our volunteer outreach team who deliver meals directly to rough sleepers.

Interested in volunteering? Enquire now.

Gifts of $2 and more to support this project are tax deductible. Donate now.

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.