Cerebral Palsy food assistance

Here's a list of organisations who provide food relief and assistance, including community pantries and vouchers.

Food Services via "Ask Izzy" website

The “Ask Izzy” website includes a “Food Support” section with a guide to different kinds of food support. The kind of help you can get will depend on your situation, where you live, and other things like your age. The Food Support section can help direct you to a variety of local food supports including:

  • Community meals: cheap or free meals that are offered by charitable and social organisations in your community. 
  • Food parcels and vouchers: Some organisations will provide food parcels and pantry items that you can take home to eat, or vouchers that you can use to purchase food at a supermarket.
  • Meals on wheels: Each state in Australia has a Meals on Wheels service. This service provides affordable meals to people who cannot easily leave their homes, due to age or disability.
  • Visit the website


SecondBite distributes the food we rescue to charity and community organisations who provide food relief programs to individuals and families in need.

Anglicare Emergency Food Assistance

Food parcels are available at their Food and Financial Assistance offices. Food is packed to the individual's requirements. Anyone who is food insecure can access this service. You can have three free food parcels per year.

Mission Australia Emergency Relief

Provides food hampers and vouchers to those in need. Hampers are basic/standardised. They include items like baked beans, rice, spaghetti, water, tuna, and coffee/tea but can vary depending on stock availability. 

  • Contact the office on (02) 9357 1144 for an initial over the phone assessment. You will be asked to provide a Centrelink statement. 
  • Visit the website

The Salvation Army Food Assistance

Emergency vouchers for food and financial assistance. Can be picked up from nearest Salvation Army store.

Community Pantry at Anglicare Op Shops

You can purchase a full bag of groceries for just $12 from the Community Pantry at the Anglicare Op Shop.

Locations: Bowral, Bankstown, Campbelltown, Dee Why, Ingleburn, Lithgow, Liverpool, Miller, Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith, Richmond, St Marys. 

Mobile Community pantry via Anglicare

The Community Pantry provides groceries at a very low cost. The Mobile Community Pantry is run in partnership with local churches and visits each location on a fortnightly basis. Community members are welcome at each site. You can make a small contribution and fill a bag with items of your choice from the stock available.

  • $12 for groceries (EFTPOS available) and/or
  • $3 for fresh food (bring along your Pension, Health Care or Immigration Card). Coles and Woolworths vouchers may also be available.
  • See locations
  • Visit the website

ACT Food Assistance Guide

This guide has been prepared by VolunteeringACT. It provides information about organisations providing food vouchers, food co-ops and pantries supporting people with their food needs across Canberra region.

ACT Communities at Work Food Pantries

These community pantries can provide you with free and/or heavily discounted basic food, household, and personal care items if you’re struggling or experiencing hardship in Canberra. 

  • Communities at Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

  • Communities at Work Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

Maitland Food Assistance Network

Provides details of local services in Maitland that provide food hampers, parcels, takeaway meals, vouchers, and other emergency food.

Cessnock Food Assistance Network

Provides details of local services in Maitland that provide food hampers, parcels, takeaway meals, vouchers, and other emergency food.

Foodbank NSW & ACT

Provides food and grocery items to charities, with a “find food” option to locate services they help close to you.

Food War Inc

Helps people on government benefit cards to purchase low-cost groceries. They provide a large variety of dry groceries, frozen food, fresh fruit and vegetables and bread daily.

Locations: Beresfield, Cessnock, Hamilton South and Raymond Terrace

Kurri Kurri The Food Shack

Provides members in the community the opportunity to obtain affordable household items and groceries. Members can access the service on a weekly basis and obtain packaged and tinned items, fruit, vegetables, bread and milk.

Connecting Community Services

Provides information on where to access food locally for those in or around Dubbo, including a food pantry, FoodBank and StreetSmart services.

Last updated Wednesday 3rd April 2024