The Diner - 25 Years of Service



The Diner celebrated 25 years of service to the Local Community

on Tuesday June 20th 2017


At The Diner, lunch is provided by volunteers every Tuesday (except during January), serving fifty to seventy people.

On this Tuesday in June, eighty people attended for the 25th Anniversary dinner, including many people from the early days of The Diner.


The Diner is for people seeking company and a delicious low cost (Five Dollars) two course meal and tea or coffee.  Held in the Activities Room at Warragul Uniting Church.

The chalkboard (shown at the left) displays the extensive menu available for this day, and lists the team on duty.


At the lunch, Olwyne Currie and Alan Pugh both spoke about The Diner’s journey over 25 years and how it has evolved from small beginnings of a simple meal of soup and main course.

The ecumenical teams started when our (Uniting Church) ladies had some food left over and took it up to St Vinnies, where they were asked what they were doing.  A team was formed from this enquiry.  Teams from the Anglicans and the Salvation Army joined after that.

These days we have a team to do the setting up each week, a roster for doing the dishwasher duties and also a roster for the cashiers.


Originally each team did all these tasks themselves.  How The Diner is set up and run today can be attributed to Judith and Alan Pugh’s foresight.

Alan Pugh had the honour of cutting the birthday cake which was then shared by those attending

Throughout the 25 years The Diner has been operating, it has  provided fellowship and a good meal for all who attend.

Additionally, The Diner has contributed funds to various worthy causes. 

The volunteers busy in the Kitchen,

and especially on this day!

Delicious home prepared food.

You are welcome at The Diner