St Vincent de Paul
Phone 6282 2722
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Food emergency support is available from food co-ops and pantries if you are:
The Community Info Hub run by Volunteering ACT lists all food co-ops and pantries in the ACT.
The following organisations will provide food vouchers to individuals and families in distress, you may need to prove your eligibility:
Phone 6282 2722
Phone 1300 371 288
Phone 6254 1733
Phone 6248 7771
Phone 6232 2488
Phone 6248 8577
Companion House focusses on asylum seeker and refugee communities.
Phone 6251 4550
Food vouchers can be used at food pantries run by the following organisations:
The Food Pantry is open by appointment only, ring to make an appointment.
Phone 1800 960 938
Address 63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah
The Tuckerbox is open on Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4pm.
Phone 0490 336 409
Address Corner Antill St & Phillip Ave, Hackett
Helping Hand Pantry is open Thursday and Friday mornings.
Phone 6259 2931
Address Mt Rogers Community Centre, Curley Street, Spence
The Pantry is open on Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.
Phone 0419 017 552
Address 76 Federal Highway, Watson
HandUp is open Tuesday to Friday between 10am and 3pm.
Phone 6196 8630
Address 20 Cartwright Street, Charnwood
Food Hut operates between 4-5:45pm on Tuesdays and 2:30-4:15pm on Thursdays.
Phone 6253 1672
Address Nations Heart Christian Community, 27 Rae Street, Belconnen
Lyons Food Corner is open on Mondays 1:30 – 2:30pm during the School Term.
Phone 6282 1502
Address Lyons Church of Christ, 2 Marrawah St, Lyons
Morning, lunchtime and evening meals are available in the following locations:
During the COVID-19 pandemic The Early Morning Centre is open for takeaway breakfasts between 7.30am – 8.30am Monday to Friday in the Canberra City Uniting Church building.
Phone 6247 5041
Address 69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City
Blue Door provides breakfast and lunch between 9am and 2:30pm each weekday in the Ainslie Village.
Phone 6234 7391 or 0438 714 542
Address 23 Quick Street, Ainslie
The Australian Red Cross provides a free evening meal at the Roadhouse in Griffin Centre in the city. Meals are served between 3.00 - 5:45 pm Monday and Wednesdays, 4.00 - 5.45 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays. There is no service on Fridays.
Phone 6234 7600
Address Ground floor of the Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street, Canberra
Night Patrol Vans operate 7 nights per week, visiting various locations across Canberra and Queanbeyan. The Night Patrol hands out drinks, sandwiches, fruit, clothing items, sleeping bags, blankets, and hygiene packs. Times and locations vary across the week, see their website for more information.