Mirrabooka: Eternity Church to expand free food and shower services for community

Valeria Mazza of Westminster (Community Coordinator, Eternity Church Mirrabooka). People who have struggles and/or are homeless often visit the church for its support services, including their food service, Community Eats, hampers and to use the shower van. Picture: David Baylis
Valeria Mazza of Westminster (Community Coordinator, Eternity Church Mirrabooka). People who have struggles and/or are homeless often visit the church for its support services, including their food service, Community Eats, hampers and to use the shower van. Picture: David Baylis

ETERNITY Church in Mirrabooka is aiming to extend its Community Eats and shower truck services on a more regular basis.

The church launched the Community Eats program in May and its joint shower service with Centrepoint Church this month.

Volunteers previously offered free food to homeless people in the city.

Community co-ordinator Valeria Mazza, of Westminster, said the church wanted to expand its free food service from fortnightly to weekly and shower service to once a month.

“We started off as a street team two years ago and I pioneered that from something really small to something really large,” she said.

“We have families come here, elderly people who are lonely – it’s open to anyone, not just homeless people.”

The shower van.

Ms Mazza said she was a drug addict for 23 years and sought help from the community when she got out of jail in 2014.

“I went to rehab and got my life together and from there I pioneered this (Community Eats program). I just really want to help others in the same situation,” she said.

Community Eats is available on Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm.