Sydney charity St Merkorious has come a long way from its humble origins in a home kitchen feeding a few needy families only a few years ago.

The driving force behind St Merkorious, Paula Nicolas with the PAYCE Foundation team.

Remarkably, today, it is delivering 4000 meals a week to meet the ever increasing demand for its services.

The charity provides disadvantaged people “nutritional meals, comfort without judging, and a support system which will help alleviate the struggles and sadness in their life’’.

The support for the rapidly growing charity was on display at its Gala Dinner, with hundreds of supporters filling Doltone House in Pyrmont.

PAYCE Foundation Director Dominic Sullivan said the PAYCE Foundation was a proud supporter of the charity.

“It is difficult to comprehend that so many people in Sydney can be left to go hungry,’’ he said.

“The team at St Merkorious is doing a fantastic job helping people not only with meals, but compassionate support.’’

Mr Sullivan said the PAYCE Foundation was committed to supporting charities like St Merkorious, grow to help more people.

“This is a great example of a partnership delivering much needed support for Sydneysiders doing it tough.”


  • The PAYCE Foundation has provided the St Merkorious Charity with financial support, a refrigerated food van, funding for an upgrade to its kitchen and professional chef training, as well as partnering with the Charity on the Annual Sydney Street Feast.