The Bateman’s Bay community Kitchen

What is it?

My name’s Clare, I’ve recently moved to the area and own a yoga business here called Soul Tribe Studio. I absolutely love this area and all the amazing people here. Everyone has been so welcoming towards me, and I want to give back. I started the Batemans Bay Street Kitchen, inspired by the work of Nicky & Sarah from the Moruya Street Kitchen as a way to give back. The idea behind the street kitchen is to provide a free community service of a free home cooked meal, friendship and conversation. This is open to everyone, no questions asked, no judgement, no expectation. Just a bunch of people getting together and sharing food. & live music.

How does it work?

The street kitchen will be every Saturday or every other Saturday 12.00pm - 3.00pm (depending on existing bookings - check the Facebook page for dates) at the Community Centre, 2 Museum Place, Batemans Bay. I’m compiling a list of volunteers to donate food, blankets, clothes etc on the day and help with preparing food, making food, serving, chatting and cleaning. As we go forward I’m hoping one person can put their hand up to organise one per year. I would also encourage all the supermarkets and restaurants in the area to get on board and start donating food, especially good food that will be thrown away. Food waste is a massive issue and it’s crazy that people are going hungry when restaurants and supermarkets are literally throwing away quality food in huge quantities every day. Our mission is to set up a rescue food service, inspired by Oz Harvest in Sydney.

How can I help?

Donate food - drop off to the street kitchen on the day

Serve food on the day - be there for set up and pack down or the whole time (12.00pm - 3.00pm)

Help with spreading the word, printing and distributing posters

Any other ideas you may have.

I want to get involved - what now?

Please email Clare hello@soultribestudio.com.au and I will add you to the list of volunteers.

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A Community That Blooms

Join us for an evening of truth-telling, support, meaningful connection and community spirit. This will be a monthly meet up

Find your purpose. Be part of something worthwhile.

We are in the midst of an ecological crisis. We need each other now, more than ever. I am so grateful for the incredible people in this community, working hard to build a better future for all. The intention behind this evening is to bring us all together, to share our stories and learn how we can support each other in the face of fear, isolation, inequality, climate grief, shame, guilt and feeling ‘paralysed’ to act.

Together we will explore what actions we can take towards a more connected community. The core values of kindness, love, respect and equality for all are at the forefront of all we do.

The inner resources of mindfulness meditation, loving kindness and self acceptance that are cultivated through yoga practice allow us to support one another to stay positive and connected. We have a tremendous opportunity to build a better future. One where we can look forward to health and food security, where we can protect our flora and fauna. One where we can tap into the enormous opportunities that regenerative farming practices and a clean economy bring. Where we can live richer lives by being part of a supportive and resilient local network. Together we are stronger. Together we can practice Active Hope.


Community Yoga led by Clare Lovelace, every Wednesday 11.30am - 12.30pm at Soul Tribe Studio, Catalina. A gentle class open to everyone, especially beginners. No bookings required.

We are committed to providing yoga for EVERYONE, regardless of financial status. We are passionate about our responsibility to be of service and do what we can to provide equal rights and opportunities to all.

This class is donation-based (if you can't afford to donate, come for free) and proceeds go to the local not-for-profit organisations, providing love and connection for all beings.

This period, the proceeds will go to the Batemans Bay & Moruya Street Kitchens, volunteer-led not-for-profits, providing warm nourishing meals and warm clothing to the homeless community and anyone struggling to afford food and shelter.