Friends of the Community

 About Friends of the Community

Friends of the Community are staffed entirely by Volunteers and our vision is to raise funds for the Aged, Disabled and Disadvantaged people in The City of Cockburn and surrounding areas.


This group was founded in October 2006 by Serena Anderson and Norm Dale based on a vision and an obvious lack of funding in this area.  We are not affiliated with any religious group but are prepared to assist all those in need regardless of religion, colour or ethnic background.


We are a not for profit organisation, running a small food business with all profits being returned to the needy community while having a lot of fun in the process.  Since our beginning we have achieved much by purchasing an old Caravan and refurbishing it as a food vendors van, selling mainly fresh sandwiches, packaged food, tea, coffee, ice creams, chocolates, and cool drinks.  We are a hard working group of Volunteers who have been trained in Food Safe, others with First Aid and Bus driving, we are very particular in regard to cleanliness and good quality food.


We attend many special Events running sausage sizzles for venues such as Teddy bears picnic, Rotary Spring Fair, Seniors Expo and Bunning’s etc, with all our own equipment including  a Food van, Barbecues, Bain Marie, Marquees, and own Generator.  We also attend other events like Carols by candle light, the Bibra Lake Easter Fair, all the free concerts provided by the City of Cockburn as well as the free movie nights.


This is a great way of enjoying the outdoors while being entertained, meeting people and gaining a wonderful sense of inner satisfaction.  We are a close knit family and encourage our members to enjoy the social activities which are organized to reward our people for their hard work and unselfish acts of kindness.  F.O.C. is always looking for assistance whether it is monetary or Voluntary; if you think you have what it takes and might like to join our family please give us a call, you need have no skills we will train all personnel to achieve the high standard we demand.


Some of our regular sponsors have signage rights on our food van and the van can be seen at many venues throughout Cockburn and surrounding areas.


For more information contact;

President; Norm Dale 0428 342 051 Email

Secretary; Serena Anderson 0418 928 526 Email