The Grenville Community Connections Hub provides a single point of contact for a broad range of services for people 50 years and over. They also provide a kitchen that makes low cost meals and nutritious take home packs (mini frozen meals) for convenience and can also deliver meals depending on your circumstance and eligibility.
Grenville dining is open Monday to Friday for delicious low cost meals and the cafe Café is open Monday to Friday for morning and afternoon teas and healthy nutritious snacks.
Conveniently located next to the Elizabeth
Shopping Centre and the Civic Centre on
Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth.
They also have a range of services and well being programs such as:
• Respite programs
• Home Assist services
• Community Passenger Network
• Entertainment and outings
• Links to services and information
• Therapy services, including massage and
• Grenville Day activities
• Leisure and recreation activities
• Health education forums and events
Office hours are:
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm
A self funded organisation providing a regular weekly FREE service operating within several locations around Adelaide.
Redistributing excess food to people in need in the following locations:
- Northern Suburbs - Para Districts Masonic Centre 77 Philip Hwy, Elizabeth South 7pm Wednesday
- Southern Suburbs - Hackham West Primary School, 50 Glynville Drive, Hackham West
- Two Wells - Two Wells Uniting Church, 34 Gawler Rd, Two Wells
- Alberton and Queenstown Senior Citizens Hall, 67 Spring Street, Queenstown
Check the Heart and Soul facebook page for changes to times and details.
Providing approximately 1200 people a week, every week, 52 Weeks a year with basic foods such as bread, fruit, Vegetables, salads, and pantry items.
Volunteers Pick up food 7 days a week from Supermarkets, Bakeries, Foodbanks, & other Food Businesses and distribute directly to people in need.
Grow Free is about making our food locally grown, organic and free. Food grown by the community for the community.
This fast growing community of backyard growers not only share their passion for home grown produce but share the produce itself for free and its not just for the experienced grower as there are many ways of becoming involved with the Grow Free story.
There are the growing number of "sharing carts" which are small colourful trolleys outside shops, cafes and people's houses. There could be one possibly in your local neighborhood as the count for carts is gaining daily. Carts are loaded up with fresh produce from the community who drop off their overabundance of produce to share. "Take what you need and give what you can" is the philosophy of the carts.
There are a group of growers busy producing seedlings for free so that people can start their own good food giving garden using the hardy stock of heritage seedlings. You will often see seedlings in the sharing carts.
There are the workshops, working bees and information trading that forms a great support and community building. Learn and take home some free seedlings to start your garden and share the output of the seed in return. There are many members willing to support you in all aspects of creating your own great produce at home.
Andrew Barker started Grow Free whilst living in the Fleurieu and is now based in Strathalbyn. Originally from Mildura he moved to a farm in Meadows and developed a taste for gardening. One day whilst standing at the supermarket he was surprised by what people are actually buying and eating and passing these habits to their kids. He says, "We are living in a world where many people are struggling". Even what we call traditional middle class families are struggling to meet their bills. "They can't afford to buy organic with the family budget only extending to basics and what supermarkets offer". Many times its not knowing how simple it really is to grow your own.
It is easy to become part of the Grow Free community. Facebook is the best way to communicate and there is a website being developed to cope as the community is building daily within South Australia and now has a Victorian chapter which is growing by the hundreds every week.
The Affordable Team caught up with Andrew in-between cart visits at the Mount Barker Free Produce Market. Listen to the interview below.
PISA is a not for profit, government funded community meal service providing meals to the aged, people with disabilities and people who are convalescing. Assisting many to stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible.
Predominantly a lunch time meal service supplying a nutritious three course meal of soup, main and desert for $15 (subject to change) delivered to your door daily by friendly volunteers. Through MyAgedCare you may be assessed and qualify for a subsidy which can bring the cost down to $6 or lower depending on your circumstance.
The team of Nonnas and nonnos are the heart of the Italian family and oversee the fresh daily preparation and cooking of their traditional family recipes bursting with authentic flavor and nutrition. The menu plan is an 8 week rotating menu delivered fresh to all areas of Adelaide. Frozen packs can be provided if longer periods required and these can be delivered to regions on the fringe of Adelaide such as the Adelaide Hills.
Volunteers will contact staff if there is a problem with a client when delivering a meal, and will ensure the family is informed or emergency services notified if needed.
Function catering is also available by request for an appropriate cost.
Monday Food Nights with fruit, vegetables, bread, Milk and toiletries available for anyone in need. Ideally people are invited to bring a pantry item to donate but if you are unable you are still more than welcome. 5 - 7pm
As an added bonus depending on what has been donated there is usually toys, books, home wares, clothes or other donated goods.
There's always tea, coffee, and hot chocolate and now hot soup for people to enjoy while picking up their goods. If you bring along a take away container you might even be able to take some soup home.
Puddle Jumpers is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to responding to the social development needs of society's most vulnerable children and young people. They believe that all kids matter and deserve the right to engage in happy and fun experiences in their life.
To stay up to date with additional food collection opportunities please connect with them via facebook.
ADRA Mount Barker provides a soup kitchen every Saturday Evening from 5-7pm
Operates every day except Saturday from May to October
6.30pm at Hurtle Square Adelaide, SA 5000
7.15pm at Whitmore Square, Adelaide, SA 5000
Run by the volunteers of the Adelaide Day Centre for the Homeless
A delicious two course meal cooked by creative chefs and you pay only what you can afford.
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the church pavilion 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
All welcome, no booking required.
Our office is open: Monday - Thursdays 9am-12noon
Closed Fridays and public holidays.
Murray Bridge Salvation Army provides a Free Fresh Produce Market occassionally throughout the year. Look on the Affordable SA App under Events section to view dates and times. Set in a friendly atmosphere you are invited to "take what you need" and a good opportunity to find out about the various options for assistance that is available for those in need.
Recipes and healthy food information
Budgeting and helpful financial hints
Coffee, Care and Conversation
Please bring your own shopping bags.