Supporting ‘Rough Edges’

The St Mark’s community supports ‘Rough Edges’ at St John’s Darlinghurst in a variety of ways, including financial support and providing meals to their kitchen one night per month (the second Sunday). Rough Edges is a place where community happens for people experiencing homelessness and marginalization.

However, due to COVID-19 national emergency, they are now only able to provide takeaway food – and the need is greater than ever.

So, the St Mark’s community has got behind Roughies in creative ways. The first was a shopping bag drive. The goal was to organise 50 Coles/Aldi/Woollies supermarket shopping bags full of non-perishable food for Rough Edges by 9 May. Over three weeks the St Mark’s, Rough Edges charity drive raised 53 bags full of non-perishable food items from supermarkets around Sydney.  Thank you to Woolworths for donating 1,580 food items, Bakers Delight for offering fresh bread items for upcoming events at Rough Edges and all at St Mark’s who donated or volunteered.

In addition to the shopping bag drive, St Mark’s has also arranged a cash drive, with the goal of raising $10,000.  Thank you to all those people who generously donated in this way.  Together we have raised $16,500 to date. If you would like to make a Tax Deductible donation,  click here 

Once we get out of lockdown, we can return to our normal practice of making meals as follows:

We invite you to sign up below to prepare a meal for your neighbours. Further information on quantities and delivery details can be found on the sign-up page. You may like to sign up to deliver the meals from St Mark’s to St John’s delivery depot in Victoria Street, Darlinghurst if you are unable to cook.

Suggested dishes.  Main courses: Sandwiches, roast chicken, lamb or beef; lasagne, sausages, rissoles, chunky soups, salads, roast vegetables, noodle salads, tacos, risotto. Desserts: Cakes, fruit, biscuits, slices.

Note: Rough Edges does not have a fully equipped kitchen, however meals can be reheated. Using disposable containers is also recommended.

Thank you for your generosity.

Contact the office on (02) 9363 3657 or email roughedges@stmarksdp.org for more information.