While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected each of us in different ways, those living week to week or relying on casual work have been particularly affected.
Local churches and food relief organisations have told us that they are seeing many more people needing food and basic essentials each week. Many of these people have never previously had to ask for help.
As part of our COVID-19 Recovery Strategy we’ve swung into action to make sure food relief is available in a range of locations across our City.
One of our newest locations is at Lefevre Community Stadium, where every Wednesday between 11am and 1pm you’ll find a range of fresh fruit, vegetables, non-perishable foods and other essentials available at no cost.
You’ll also find some of our volunteer Food Crew on hand, cooking up a storm. Feel welcome to pop in and sample what’s fresh that day. Thanks to Foodbank and Oz Harvest for their support in making this possible.
Peterhead resident Kate (pictured) regularly pops in to grab supplies which she uses to make meals for neighbours. Being able to support others in her community has helped Kate stay connected during COVID-19. We love being able to help people like Kate who are making a positive difference to others around them.
If you’re interested in joining our volunteer Food Crew, or our Flourish Team – who work together to build the health and wellbeing of the PAE community through a range of projects and activities.
Please contact Vanessa on 8405 6525.
Meals on Wheels
There are three Meals on Wheels services based in PAE and we provide them rent-free facilities to help them be able to deliver nutritious meals to residents.
Gepps Cross Food Centre
The Food Centre in Gepps Cross is a one stop shop for those trying to make their money go a little further.
It includes a supermarket selling fresh produce, meat, dairy and a range of groceries at considerably reduced prices, Mel’s Op Shop where you can pick up clothing and household items and Arnold’s Café with cheap coffee, great snacks and good conversation.
Their Easy Feast packs include a recipe card together with all the meat, vegetables, and other ingredients – right down to the herbs and spices – to make a meal for 4 to 6 people for under $11. So if you are feeling like a Beef Ragu, Chicken Stroganoff or Cottage Pie, pop in and grab everything you need to make one of more than 30 meals on the menu.
The Food Centre is run by volunteers, and has served the PAE community for over 30 years. They’re often on the lookout for new volunteers, and would particularly love to hear from people with supermarket, logistics, or kitchen experience.
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30 till 5.00pm, 5/580 Main North Road, Gepps Cross.
Image: Valued volunteers at the Food Centre
Where else to go for help:
Masonic Lodge Hall
(upstairs)142-150 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide.
Fridays 9.30am (free breakfast, clothing and food)
Junction Community Centre
2A May Terrace, Ottaway.
Mondays 2pm (free food)
Nanna’s Food Basket
67 Spring Street, Queenstown.
Mondays 1-3pm (low cost and free food)
Heart and Soul Western Food Market
30 Fourth Street, Wingfield.
Fridays 12pm (free food)