Heart & Soul Group gives out free fruit, veg, bakery and pantry items to vulnerable families and people in 4 different locations in Adelaide:
- Northern Suburbs - Para Districts Masonic Centre 77 Philip Hwy, Elizabeth South. 7pm Wednesday.
- Southern Suburbs - Hackham West Primary School, 50 Glynville Drive, Hackham West. Saturdays 12.30 pm.
- Two Wells - Two Wells Uniting Church, 34 Gawler Rd, Two Wells. Fridays 11 am.
- Alberton and Queenstown Senior Citizens Hall, 67 Spring Street, Queenstown. Mondays 6 pm.
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.
Provides home cooked, home delivered between 11 am and 1 pm, Italian style meals to the aged and people with disabilities and their carers. Meals consist of a soup, main meal and dessert.
Staff can explain the process for accessing the service by contacting their office on 8240 3491 or contact My Aged Care for a referral.
Prices vary depending on menu chosen.
Community Food Nights provide free fruit, vegetables, bread, milk and toiletries. Available for anyone in need on Monday from 5 pm to 7 pm (including Public Holidays).
Free tea and coffee are provided along with a home cooked meal. Depending on what has been donated there may be free toys, books, home wares and clothes available.
The Community Food Night is run by Puddle Jumpers 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.
Provides free soup to people who are homeless. Operates every day except Saturday from May to October from 6.30 pm at Hurtle Square Adelaide, SA 5000 and from 7.00 pm at Whitmore Square, Adelaide, SA 5000.
The service is run by volunteers from the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons.
MarionLIFE provides a two course meal cooked by creative chefs and you pay only what you can afford. It is offered on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the church pavilion 6.30pm – 7.30pm. All welcome, no booking required.
Murray Bridge Salvation Army provides a free meal on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. All are welcome.
Faithworks provides a free food service at different locations across Adelaide. They provide fruit, vegetables, grocery items, bread , meals and other goods at Blair Athol, Parafield Gardens, Elizabeth, Gilberton and other locations. Check Faithworks Facebook page to find out when and where the next free food service is happening as well as what is available. All are welcome.
Baptist Care SA's homelessness services at the WestCare Centre, 11-19 Millers Court, Adelaide offers food, shelter and support. Their pantry is stocked with non-perishable food and household items. They are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm and Sundays 11.30 am to 1 pm; and provide free tea/coffee (9 am to 3 pm), free breakfast (Mon-Fri 9 am to 10.30 am) and lunch for $2.50 (Mon - Fri 12 noon).
To access the services please visit them at Millers Court or call for an appointment for Emergency Relief. They also provide showers, free laundry, legal services, health care and other services.