Deborah Henry hates to think about people going hungry.

For the past three years, the Epping resident has been delivering home-cooked meals to homeless people living in the CBD.

Her organisation, From Us 2 You Melbourne, travels to Batman Park to provide home-cooked meals for up to 50 people every Monday and Wednesday and runs a barbecue every second Sunday.

Ms Henry and her three cooks create batches of slow-cooker meals and a “band” of volunteers helps distribute the meals.

“I love helping others – it keeps me going,” she said.

“I’ve missed family functions because of it, but I can’t let the guys go hungry in the city.”

Ms Henry said her experience working at a refuge following the Kilmore bushfire inspired her to make meals for homeless people.

She said that the number of people looking for a meal had grown in recent times, with a barbecue on January 28 drawing 70 people.

“There is a lot of new people but at least they had full stomachs,” she said. “It is the least I can do.”

Ms Henry also prepares food hampers she distributes from home to local families in need on Thursdays and Fridays.

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