The Exodus Foundation
Rev. Bill Crews’ Exodus Foundation feeds the homeless and educates struggling schoolchildren. It is a registered charity that combats disadvantage in its many forms – by providing food, educational, and social health and wellbeing services without discrimination to those who need it most.
The Exodus Foundation story began in 1986, when Reverend Bill Crews was ordained as minister of the Ashfield Uniting Church Parish Mission. Seeing a desperate need for a support service for homeless and at-risk people in the Inner-West of Sydney, Rev. Bill opened the doors to the Church to offer shelter and food.
1989 saw the establishment of the famous Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant.
In 1996, The Foundation began its first Ashfield based Literacy Tutorial Centre program for needy children. This was followed about a decade later by a similar Literacy Centre in Redfern, primarily for needy Aboriginal children.
In 2009 The Exodus Foundation began operating a night food van to provide hot meals to the homeless who live in Sydney’s CBD.
In 2011 The Exodus Foundation added an additional food van service based in Marrickville, creating a free meal service for Sydney’s Inner West’s growing homeless population.
Click here to visit The Exodus Foundation website.