I have just become aware of the concept of a foodbank. I understand that you need to hold a centrelink benefit and a healthcare card to be eligible but I can't find any further information about 'shopping' at a foodbank here in Sydney.


  • Contact your local Salvation Army or St Vincent Depaul, they will give you all the information needed. Mission Australia also provide these services. They do an amazing job!

  • Your local centrelink office usually will have a list. My local council has a booklet about free or cheap meals/food in the area. It is amazing how much is out there. Maybe check with the council community liaison officer if they don't have something they'd know where to start.