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How to access Food Relief

If you are in need of some emergency food assistance below are some community support services you can contact for support.

Ask Izzy

Is a website that can connect you with a range of support near you including  food, housing, everyday things & more.  It's free  free & anonymous - just enter your suburb for a list of paces you can contact & what food support they offer.

Empower Australia

Run food relief centres and can be found in 5 locations across Melbourne on Sunday's. They are open to anyone in need who is facing serious food insecurity. Locations include:

  • CITY 412 City Road, Southbank VIC Sundays/Domingos 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • NORTH EAST 360 Main Road, Lower Plenty VIC Sundays/Domingos 9.00am – 10.30am
  • EAST 251 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC Sundays/Domingos 12.30pm – 2.00pm
  • SOUTH EAST RCS Products, 12 Bormar Drive, Pakenham VIC Sundays/Domingos 8.30am – 10.30am
  • GEELONG Rear of 147 Marshalltown Road, Grovedale VIC Sundays/Domingos 9.00am – 11.00am

Maribyrnong City Council

Maribyrnong City Council has an information and referral service, providing grocery vouchers and material relief to eligible residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Maribyrnong.  

It provides information, referral to local emergency relief and wellbeing services, food relief in the form of grocery vouchers and some material aid.

City of Melbourne

The Community Food Guide is a resource for community agencies or anyone in the community who needs information about how to access affordable, fresh and healthy food.

St Vinnies Soup Van

The Soup Van services provide  contactless street service of meals to people experiencing food insecurity in hotels, boarding house, towers and other residential areas around the CBD, Carlton, Collingwood, Richmond & Flemington.

Downloadable Factsheets

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Making a healthy meal

Chopping food safely

How to dice an onion

How to store food correctly

Cooking Websites

Food Bank

A number of resources developed to help provide you with nutritious and delicious meals.

Jamie Oliver How to videos

A collection of how to cooking videos and recipes

Learn Cook Eat community on Whisk

Join the Learn Cook Eat community on Whisk. Whisk is a free recipe app which helps you organise your recipes, create shopping lists & meal plans, shop for ingredients and share food experiences with friends & family.

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