Free Meals and Food Relief - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Free Meals and Food Relief

USC Student Wellbeing, the Student Guild, Student Senate along with external stakeholders and community organisations have come together to provide services to assist students struggling with food insecurity.

Healthy eating is good for your body and for your mind. Download the USC Recipes for Success: Wellbeing and healthy eating on a budget (PDF 870KB) cookbook for tips on how to shop, cook and stay healthy on a budget.

Fresh food
Low-cost Groceries

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Loaves and Fishes

Shop 2/8 Torrens Road,
Caboolture

Food Parcels - If your finding it hard to put food on the table, we have $55 food parcels that will help with reduce the stress. No eligibility requirements.

Cost Recovery Outlet (Discount Food Outlet) where people can buy discounted groceries also, available.

8.30am-3.30pm 8.30am-3.30pm 8.30am-3.30pm 8.30am-3.30pm 8.30am-3.30pm 8.30am-3.30pm
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USC Student Guild

Food Bank pantry item packages available by Appointment.

To arrange Food Bank support please email: WelfareStudentGuild@usc.edu.au with your phone number and best contact times. The Guild will then call you for a tele-appointment to complete a welfare intake.

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Caboolture Community Care

9 George Street, Caboolture

Food Packages available, open to the community, please call 07 5495 6400 for a phone intake appointment 9am-2.30pm 9am-2.30pm 9am-2.30pm 9am-2.30pm 9am-2.30pm

Moreton Bay Community Matters

24 Valley Drive, Caboolture

Food hampers available please call 0419 158 506 for phone intake appointment     2.30pm    

Caboolture Community Action

23 Hayes Street, Caboolture

Food hampers available, students welcome. Contact for availability Contact for availability Contact for availability Contact for availability Contact for availability
Ready-made meals
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USC Free Meals

USC Student Wellbeing, Student Guild, Student Senate along with external stakeholders and community organisations have come together to provide food relief for students. BOOK on Student Hub to collect your free frozen meals.   9am-3pm   9am-3pm    

Caboolture Community Action

23 Hayes Street, Caboolture

Takeaway meals and frozen meals available 3pm-6pm 3pm-6pm 3pm-6pm 3pm-6pm 3pm-6pm 2pm-6.30pm

Loaves and Fishes

Shop 2/8 Torrens Road,
Caboolture

 

Meal Program that provide nutritious meals for the, unemployed, homeless or those who are down on their luck. Gold Coin donation appreciated to help us support this service. 11am-3pm   11am-3pm   11am-3pm  
Low-Cost Groceries
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WeCare2

217-229 Main St, Urraween

Emergency relief vouchers for the WeCare2 store available.

Students welcome. No healthcare/pension card required.

  9.30am-11.30am 9.30am-11.30am   9.30am-11.30am

The Food Basket

300 Kent St, Maryborough

Low cost groceries available to students with a Health care card, $5 membership

9am-4pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-4pm
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Comfort Kitchen

The Neighbourhood Centre, Hervey Bay

Care packages with bread, fruit and veg. Varies depending on food available. Distributing from out the back of the servery kitchen. Students are welcome.

    2.30pm    

Urangan Community Centre

Elizabeth St, Urangan

Free food (sandwiches, fruit and veggies etc)

    2.30pm-4.30pm    
Ready-made meals
Provider Service Mon Tue  Wed Thu Fri

USC Free Meals

USC Student Wellbeing, Student Guild, Student Senate along with external stakeholders and community organisations have come together to provide food relief for students. BOOK on Student Hub to collect your free frozen meals.

  1pm-3pm   1pm-3pm  

WeCare2

Apex Park on the Esplanade, Pialba

Free takeaway breakfast, sausages, eggs, and bacon.

Students are welcome.

6.45am-7.45am   6.45am-7.45am    6.45am-7.45am 
The Salvation Army (Maryborough)

100 Bazaar Street, Maryborough

Takeaway meals and lunches when available

    4.30pm   12-1pm
Low-cost Groceries

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Victory Care Services

1 Barter Street, Gympie (behind IGA)

$30 Food hampers, no eligibility requirements   3.30pm-6.00pm 3.30pm-6.00pm 3.30pm-6.00pm 3.30pm-6.00pm
Ready-made meals

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USC Free Meals

USC Student Wellbeing, Student Guild, Student Senate along with external stakeholders and community organisations have come together to provide food relief for students. BOOK on Student Hub to collect your free frozen meals.

    1pm-3pm 1pm-3pm  

The Salvation Army

42 Stumm Road, Southside

Free meals, open to the community 12pm-1pm   12pm-1pm   12pm-1pm
Low-cost Groceries

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The Hand in Hand Community Project

1431 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur

free fruit and vegetables and $10 low-cost food parcels, often sells out quick, best to arrive at 10am       10am-12pm  
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USC Student Guild

USC Moreton Bay

 

Food Bank pantry item packages available by Appointment.

To arrange Food Bank support please email: WelfareStudentGuild@usc.edu.au with your phone number and best contact times. The Guild will then call you for a tele-appointment to complete a welfare intake.

         

Sandbag

Sandbag Community Centre, 153 Rainbow Street, Sandgate 4017

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Bracken Ridge Community Hub, 77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge 4017

SANDBAG provides meals, food hampers, toiletries, and other essential support during times of hardship. Students encouraged to call ahead to check for availability (3869 3244)

Monday - Friday students can call ahead any day to access a food hamper.

9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm

The Lakes Anglican Church

Cnr Endeavour Blvd and Lakefield Drive, North Lakes

Emergency food bank, non-perishable food items. Available to community, please call 0449 895 559 to arrange an appointment. 10am-12pm   10am-12pm   10am-12pm

Moreton Bay Community Matters

120 Ann Street, Kallangur

Fresh Food hampers open to members of the community       8.30am  

Lighthouse Centre Deception Bay

8 Summer Street, Deception Bay

Food parcels available to the community.   12pm-1.00pm 10am-11.30am 12-1pm 10am-11.30am
Ready-made meals

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USC Free Meals

USC Student Wellbeing, Student Guild, Student Senate along with external stakeholders and community organisations have come together to provide food relief for students. BOOK on Student Hub to collect your free frozen meals.

    1pm-3pm 1pm-3pm  
Low-Cost Groceries

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Lighthouse Care

17 – 19 Monte-Khoury Drive, Loganholme

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1/16 Central Court, Hillcrest

Whole trolleys of food for $25 and up to 70% off a wide range of groceries & personal care items. All are welcome to use the service, no matter your background, financial status or religion.

9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-12pm  

Discount Grocery Outlet

5/15 Lapis St Underwood

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345 Southport, Nerang Road, Ashmore

Groceries , Cold, Frozen , Toiletries and many more items for up to 50% off normal retail price.
Some items maybe slightly damaged, deleted, past it’s best before date or close to, or a failed promotional line and are still in great quality
8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm 8.30am-5pm 9am-3pm  

Golden Circle Factory Outlet

Shop 16 - 200 Old Cleveland Road Capalaba 4157 (Corner of Anderson St, opposite McDonalds)

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Heritage Plaza
Shop 10 - 140 Morayfield Road
Morayfield 4506

This organisation has a contract with Heinz Australia/Golden Circle to sell their clearance stock and pass the savings on to customers. Also stock other major brands such as Cadbury, Kelloggs, McCains, Arnott’s, SPC and SunRice all at heavily discounted prices.

8.30am-5pm  8.30am-5pm  8.30am-5pm  8.30am-5pm  8.30am-5pm  8.30am-4pm  9am-3pm

West End Community House

4 Norfolk Road, South Brisbane QLD 4101

 

Offering frozen meals. Go to the front door to pick up frozen meals. Students are welcome.

Community pantry also available. People can leave or take food as required.

 

9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm      

Tribe of Judah Care Services

101 Park Road
Slacks Creek, QLD 4127

 

Low cost groceries, frozen meals and food hampers.

Open to the general public and there are no joining fees or health care cards or pension cards required

8am-5.30pm 8am-5.30pm 8am-5.30pm 8am-5.30pm 8am-5.30pm 7.30am-5pm 9am-4pm
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West End Community House Community pantry available. People can leave or take food as required. Weekdays - open until 12pm each day 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm
Ready-made meals
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USC Free Meals

Meals will be provided from two Brisbane CBD locations

USC Student Wellbeing, Student Guild, Student Senate along with external stakeholders and community organisations have come together to provide food relief for students. Check Student Hub to find out how to collect your free frozen meals. NB: you MUST register in advance.

Pre-packaged meals are available for collection at Customs House for USC SouthBank students.

      10am-2pm  

West End Community House

4 Norfolk Road, South Brisbane

Offering frozen meals. Go to the front door to pick up frozen meals. Students are welcome.

9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm
Low-cost Groceries
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Lifecare Op Shop

9/125 Sugar Road, Maroochydore
free groceries   11am -1pm      

Integrated Family and Youth Services

Emergency Food packs.

Email: feedingfamilies@ifys.com.au with your name, contact number and number of family members and someone will call you to arrange a pack.

         

The Hub Food & Op Shop

Corner of Beckmans Road and Eumundi Road, Noosaville

Low-cost groceries available to all

  10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm

Gateway Care Food Centre and Café

11 Helen Street, Caloundra

Low-cost groceries

$5 lifetime membership. Domestic and International students eligible. Just show your student card.

9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm

Suncoast Christian Care

24 Howard Street, Nambour

 

Low-cost groceries

$1 per year. Domestic and International students eligible. Just show your student card.

9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm
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USC Student Guild

USC Sunshine Coast

Free pantry services available every day.

Availability of fresh bread, fresh produce, frozen meals vary and are subject to donations and need.

To arrange Food Bank support please email: WelfareStudentGuild@usc.edu.au with your phone number and best contact times. The Guild will then call you for a tele-appointment to complete a welfare intake.

9am-3pm

9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm

Lifecare Opshop and Pantry

9/125 Sugar Road, Maroochydore

Free self-serve Pantry and fresh produce items   11am-1pm      
The Hub Food & Op Shop

Corner of Beckmans Road and Eumundi Road, Noosaville

Free groceries for Health care card / pension card holders   10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm 10am - 2pm
Ready-made meals
Provider Service Mon Tue  Wed Thu Fri  Sat

USC Free Meals

USC Sunshine Coast, Student Guild Building

USC Student Wellbeing, Student Guild, Student Senate along with external stakeholders and community organisations have come together to provide food relief for students. BOOK on Student Hub to collect your free frozen meals. 10am-12pm 10am-12pm 10am-12pm 10am-12pm 10am-12pm  

Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre

5th Avenue, Cotton Tree

Free meal + fruit   5pm-6pm   5pm-6pm    

St Peter’s Anglican Church

Corner of Church Street and Beach Road, Maroochydore

Free meal / sandwiches     5pm-6pm      

Level Up Foundation

Rotary Park BBQs Cotton Tree 4558 Qld (Opposite Second Ave

Free Community Meals

One of their main initiatives is providing regular, weekly meals to the homeless and disadvantaged community.

They provide nutritious, healthy meal options made by their very own Chef, that are full of essential vitamins & minerals for improving health and vitality.

6pm-7pm       6pm-7pm 7am-8.30am