Bread of Life Winter Appeal

Blanket Surry Hills with Love

On Sunday, 2 June we will be celebrating all that God is doing through the Bread of Life ministry here in Surry Hills. There will be an opportunity to give thanks, pray, and partner with the work of Bread of Life.⁠

Bring a blanket to donate and help blanket Surry Hills with love. Whether you’re a regular at Vine Church, part of another church group, school or an individual, we invite you to give generously this winter!

Give Warmth this Winter

You’re invited to give generously to bring warmth to every companion at Bread of Life! Donate one ore more of the items below and/or give a tax-deductible donation before June 30.

Items needed for donation:

  • Blankets and Sleeping Bags⁠
  • Gloves, Beanies, Socks and Scarfs⁠
  • Jumpers, Jackets and Raincoats⁠
  • Non-Perishable + Long Life Food Items eg, tinned soup
  • Toiletries eg, body wash, toothbrush and deodorant
We will have a table set up in the Vine Church Foyer every Sunday in June for you to drop off your donations on the way in to church. This is your opportunity to partner with Vine Church in providing warmth this winter to those doing it tough in our city of Sydney. 

Urgently needed: Please consider donating these essential items...

Donation Drop-off Sunday, 2 June

Please drop off your donations at Vine Church on Sunday, 2 June, at one of our services: 9.15am, 11am or 4.30pm.

We’ll be ready to receive physical goods on the following Sundays in June: 2nd, 9th + 16th. Our doors will be open from 8.30am to 5pm, during our three Sunday Church Services. We are located on the corner of Albion + Flinders Streets, Surry Hills. . 

Please note that we can only accept donations during these designated times. Please refrain from leaving donations unattended by the door. 

Thank you for your generosity and cooperation.

Partner with us to provide bread for today and bread for eternity.

What is Bread of Life?

Every Sunday we provide food, friendship and hope for those on the margins in our city. For the past 25 years St Michael’s Surry Hills, and now Vine Church, has provided almost 50,000 meals to people doing it tough. 

The name ‘Bread of Life’ serves to highlight our desire not just to provide physical food, but to share eternal food through the gospel. We want those involved to know that we love and serve because God first loved us and that nothing is better or more important than the life, love and freedom found in Jesus, the Bread of Life. Similarly, the word ‘companion’ is used because we believe people should be defined by their relationships not their circumstances.  

Lloyd Steadson, is employed by Vine Church as the Director of Bread of Life, to lead and facilitate Sunday mornings. All the other team members are volunteers. Vine Church is indebted to the volunteers teams that partner with us from Village Church Annandale, Scots Church SydneySt Michael’s Vaucluse and St Catherine’s School Waverley who generously serve each month. 

Each year we run Blanket Surry Hills with Love to provide for the physical needs of our companions. 

Give financially to Bread Of Life


Each Sunday Bread of Life provides food, friendship and hope to those on the margins. This is tax deductible through the Vine Church Foundation. 

Transfer a single or recurring gift from your account using the details below:

Vine Church Surry Hills
BSB 062 033
AC# 1075 0632
Reference: BoL + Name (E.g. BoL JSmith) 

Give a single or recurring gift via credit card or debit card with no registration or account needed

Please note this incurs a 1.4% bank fee.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, jumpers, raincoats, beanies, scarves, socks, travel size toiletries, tinned food like soup and long life pantry goods. You can also give a tax-deductible donation here.

You can bring your items for donation during 8.30am – 5pm on the first three Sundays in June. We will have a table at the entrance of church for you to drop off your donations. You can find us at 200 Albion Street, Surry Hills. 

Church is open most of Sunday. We have church services at 9.15am, 11am and 4.30pm, and so the doors are usually open 2 hours before or after these times. Feel free to join us, especially on Sunday, 2nd June which is Bread of Life Sunday. There will be a special segment in church celebrating all the work God is doing through Bread of Life. You’re welcome to join us in church for this. 

During all three services at Vine Church, on 2nd June, there will be a special segment to focus in on Bread of Life. It’s a time to stop and celebrate all that God is doing through the ministry of Bread of Life. We’ll here stories about companions and volunteers, give thanks, pray and have the opportunity to partner financially with the work of Bread of Life.⁠

Every one is welcome to join us for church this day. Our service times are 9.15am with Vine Kids + Youth, 11am and 4.30pm

Donating to the charitable activities of Vine Church is a great way to contribute to the gospel, whilst also boosting your tax return. A tax deductible gift or donation will reduce your taxable income, resulting in a higher refund on tax paid throughout the year or a reduced ATO debt when you complete your tax return. 

Vine Church has the status of a deductible gift recipient (DGR) for our Foundation Activities: Scholarships, Care fund, Connect Building Renewal and Bread of Life. 

For more information, please contact our senior pastor or wardens. 

To ensure Bread of Life happens each week and is done well, Vine Church employees Lloyd Steadson to oversee this ministry. His salary is covered by the generosity of your financial gifts, as well as the purchase of additional resources and equipment needed to pull off breakfast and breakie church each week. 

If you are not a Christian we don’t expect you to give to the work of our church ministries. We’re excited you are connecting with us and interested in bringing warmth to locals doing it touch in the City of Sydney. We really appreciate your support with physical donations. There is no obligation to give financially, but you are free to do so if you’d like to partner with us and help fund the weekly work of Bread of Life.

If you are a Christian, have a look at the FAQs on our Give page to help you work out why you should give and how you can be generously investing in gospel initiatives. 

Get In touch

If you have questions about partnering with Bread of Life and this appeal, please get in touch and our Senior Pastor, Toby Neal, or Bread of Life Director, Lloyd Steadson, will respond to you shortly. 

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