Reverse Advent Calendar is a passion project under the auspices of York Street Church of Christ in Ballarat.

It is a Christmas project with the goal of providing food to those struggling with food insecurity.  Our mission is “to be the heart and hands of Jesus in our community at Christmas time”.

What is a Reverse Advent Calendar?

Unlike a regular Advent Calendar where the focus is on receiving a treat every day, the Reverse Advent Calendar takes the focus off receiving and places the focus on giving.

A Reverse Advent Calendar begins as an empty box. For 20 days during December, you place one item into the box (non-perishable food, toiletries, Christmas treat). Your filled Reverse Advent Calendar is dropped off at a designated location where it is distributed by food relief agencies to people in your immediate community who are experiencing food insecurity.

Our mission is to be the heart and hands of Jesus in our community at Christmas time.”

Our mission is to be the heart and hands of Jesus in our community at Christmas time.”