Friends of the Community Australia Day Sausage Sizzle

Want to make a difference? Support Friends of the Community who positively impact the lives of those in our community.

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Friends of the Community - Manning Park Trail Run raised $10,000 for the Starlight Foundation


Manning Park Trail Run volunteer group


Two FOC volunteers working the sausage sizzle


Be a part of something BIG

Friends of the Community Inc. run a small food organisation with 100% of profits returned to our community. We are a group of volunteers with a strong sense of community and consider ourselves one big family. We enjoy what we do and have a great time at each event we cater at, from private events to a range of community events sponsored by local government such as City of Cockburn or other community and corporate groups.

We saw a need for a food vendor that specialises in low cost food at special events and in turn returning the profits back into the community.

Our volunteers have all been trained in Food Safety. We take pride in the quality of food and customer service we provide from our HACCP certified custom food truck.

How we differ from other groups is that all the money we raise from the sales and hire fees are dedicated to our running of programs and donated to our chosen charities.

Friends of the Community Inc. hold a Charity License and welcomes donations and volunteers.

FOC don’t just donate to charities, we support the local High School with scholarships to enable the Year 11 and 12s to continue their university studies. We also support the homeless and those doing it hard.

We are proud to list The Cancer Council, Starlight Foundation and Cockburn Cadets as some of our many charities.

Our Services

Big or small, we have the capacity to service your next event with delicious fresh food and drinks and quality equipment for hire.

Food & Drinks

Whether you are after a good old fashioned sausage sizzle, or burgers and sandwiches, our food is a hit. Cool drinks including soft drinks and juice.

Coffee Van

No event is too small. We cater for small school events and park events to assist smaller groups.

Equipment Hire

We have an extensive list of event equipment for hire with no delivery or pickup fees.

FOC Australia day 2019 on the grill

2022 Events

Each year our faithful FOC volunteers positively impact the lives of those in our local community.

Manning Park Trail Run

Sunday 15 May
Starts 9.30am

Manning Park
Azelia Road Spearwood

The Friends of the Community Manning Park Trail Run on Sunday, 15 May 2022 is a great community health event promoting an active lifestyle in the City of Cockburn.
This fun run or walk is suitable for most people. It starts near the sound shell then runs through the Azalea Ley Homestead and around the trails taking in most of Manning Park, then goes up the 192 steps of the Manning Stairs. From the top you get a magnificent view of the ocean. This is followed by a descent into the bush tracks. There are some steep sections and loose gravel.
Distances 5K or 10K


Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim

Check in from 6.45am


Cockburn Cultural Fair

3PM – 7PM
Harmony Oval
Harmony Ave, Harvest Lakes


ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Memorial Hall
Hamilton Hill

Details yet to be released


Meet the Team

Friends of the Community was the vision of Serena Anderson and Norm Dale,
who joined forces after seeing the need to fundraise for the aged, disabled and the disadvantaged, including children, to meet the gaps in community funding.


Norm Dale FOC President

Norm Dale


Co-founder of FOC 2006

Serena Anderson FOC Treasurer and Secretary

Serena Anderson

Treasurer | Secretary

Co-founder of FOC 2006

Annie Fisher FOC Team Leader

Annie Fisher

Vice President


Sandra Pfugmacher FOC Team Leader

Sandra Pfugmacher

Team Leader

Allocation Officer

Get Involved

Join our team of devoted volunteers. We currently need volunteers to assist us by selling food from the van and/or barbeque. No experience is needed and training is provided. Make a difference in the lives of those in need, and join the Friends of the Community tribe.

When you see us at an event come and say hello or buy something from us, or even give us a donation, anything you do will help us make this a better Community.

Thanks to our sponsors

City of Cockburn logo
The Caravan Shed logo
Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving Club logo
Juicy Design logo
Aubin Grove Physiotherapy logo and link


15 Kent Street
Spearwood WA 6163

Office Hours

Monday – Saturday
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Contact Us

+61 428 342 051