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.