Heart & Soul Group provides fruit, veg, bakery and pantry items to vulnerable families and people in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.
Online ordering and delivery service for food hampers. You can order your hamper through the Heart & Soul Group web site. All orders must be placed by midnight Thursday for delivery from Monday onwards in the following week. All orders attract a shipping & handling fee of $30 (as of 24th March).
Deliveries will be made as follows:
Western Suburbs - Monday morning
Two Wells - Monday afternoon
Southern Suburbs - Tuesday
Northern Suburbs - Wednesday
Adelaide Hills - Thursday
Eastern Adelaide - Friday
Please note that all orders attract a shipping & handling fee of $30 (as of 24th March 2020) and that all deliveries are NON CONTACT. Their drivers will knock on your door and place the hampers on the ground, then stand 1 metre away from your front door. You then collect your hamper and the driver walks away. Their is no physical contact at all with the drivers and they will not be able to take your hampers any further into the property than your front door.
Due to the COVID-19 Services will be non-contact, phone based with food delivery or take away meals. Strict social distancing protocols are in place.
There are organisations across South Australia that help people struggling with the cost of living pressures by providing the basic essentials. Support such as food, food vouchers, e-vouchers, blankets, clothes, assistance with bills, utilities and furniture. Help may also include medications, access to free glasses, and referrals for assistance with dental care.
Many centres provide budget counselling and mentoring, financial counselling, personal counselling and links to other community programs.
If you are a vulnerable South Australian needing food relief, please give Foodbank a call on 8351 1136. Foodbank will refer you to an agency to access home delivery hampers.
During the Covid-19 crisis, [Foodbank SA](https://www.facebook.com/foodbanksouthaustralia/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARBWhcxiEwp_DrK-VNzyptnDOxcxM-070W5BkRvsFKSkaKWhLknugBzm72rCB2vcVl0ZQ3VlwoAR7ENS&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARA7EtnW1zSGihk_77cLQPbiWC1ICNopHWpW_O0K31QlIJ9s5IG5PC4Bs8sxZ-ewjQo33YO7X997RVseuOxFD-4H2sDhqDlawhhrLV5Yiyc4aerzqhMXjXAW22qii-uTueVcqPJTZns1bUbRhuxtF3Dq09FGBC8ZiHbc2AqOumVjXySrYbMH62X1w4LTWyzewU4fwVNfDhRGzmn_Nc8wICpoqC6qn5TFFFd1aFgojkCI5bfiC5-l89I-NSikV6RGjdYia8JLYvgdpTdw6Cip9FTiwHROG_aLlSWWCoXY2b7YSFKCnY4qMPVJszyw4WURG03FEYUZvH1MUnFs2nKwR_4ifVzarFRXOsLW7g) have been working behind the scenes to implement a Home Delivery service for those who are experiencing food insecurity. Many charities and SA's Emergency Relief agencies such as the Salvation Army, Anglicare, Baptist Care, ac.care and Uniting Country SA are utilising the deliveries to provide for those in need. [See more about the providers of Emergency Relief in SA](https://www.affordablesa.com.au/news-articles/sa-funded-emergency-relief).
Foodbank works with South Australian community organisations to provide food relief to thousands of people every month. They provide direct services through their Foodbank Food Hubs, Foodbank Pop Ups and Foodbank Hamper Program.
Community Food Hubs are located at Bowden, Christies Beach, Edwardstown, Elizabeth, Mount Gambier and Whyalla. Foodbank SA also supports the community run Food Hubs in the Adelaide CBD and Port Pirie. Food Hubs are set up like a general store and offer free fruit, vegetables and bread. Low cost pantry items, frozen foods, personal hygiene products and cleaning products.
COVID-19 Social distancing applies and only 3-4 people are allowed in the Food Hubs at a time. Pop up markets are not currently available at this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Due to COVID-19 crisis all meals are take away only. Please ring location and check for costs. All other sit down meals have been suspended. If you require essentials such as food please refer to Emergency Relief
(Suspended: Community meals are free and low cost meals provided across Adelaide and South Australia. Some services provide take home packs. Please check with each service to see if there is a cost as well as when and where the meals are provided.)
A food pantry offers low cost food and groceries to the community.
For further information, please see the closest location to you for further details.
Provides a free hot meal, blankets, clothing, food vouchers, books and referral to other community services and government agencies. Fred's Van is open to anyone in need and operates at ten locations across Adelaide and regional South Australia.
The Fred's Van Timetable showing when and where the vans will be located is available below and at their website.
The Market Place are services that offer fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, dairy products and baked goods which are free of charge. All people are welcome from the community with a 'help yourself' and "take what you NEED" approach.
Some Markets have registration or Postcode requirements.
For more information about the market place, please see location details for dates and times.
Meals on Wheels SA provides support to members of the community to live independently by providing fresh meals delivered to your door.
A three course meal is $15 and consists of a soup, main course and desert. My aged care concessions can bring this down to $9 and in some cases as low as $4.75 depending on your benefits.
Who can get meals? Anyone can get meals. There are no restrictions or strict guidelines for receiving Meal on Wheels SA.
Anyone who can't shop or cook for themselves with ease, along with anyone who considers themselves 'in need' can receive meals.
This may include an elderly individual, someone recovering from a hospital visit, an individual with a disability or even a time poor family.
You can arrange meals for yourself or for someone else and if they need help filling out documentation for My Care concessions then they can guide you through the process.
If you would like to arrange a meals service subsidised by the Commonwealth Home Support Program, you will need to be registered with MyAgedCare.
During COVID-19 The personal visit from their client assessment officers may be modified to comply with social distancing measures. During normal times a visit from one of the volunteers can be that little bit of friendly interaction in many people's lives.
Grow Free is about growing and giving away vegetables, herbs and flower seedlings so that people can start a garden. There are also sharing carts where people can pick up or drop off free produce and seedlings.
Carts are placed throughout Adelaide and South Australia.
It is easy to become part of the Grow Free community. Facebook is the best way to communicate.
The Affordable Team caught up with Andrew in-between cart visits at the Mount Barker Free Produce Market. Listen to the interview below.