Cost of living – food relief

Things be expensive! But options for accessing affordable food are around. Thanks to the work of many, we can now pull a bunch of them together in the one place.

With the Flinders Market finished for 2023 and the ongoing need students have to eat, I thought I’d pull together some options for accessing low-cost food via different food hubs [to be clear, pulling these together has been because of the work of Oasis, their volunteers and my wider network].

If you know of other food hubs, please let us know so we can build this list.

Let us know if this cost-of-living themed post is helpful, because we can do more of these in 2024.


Heart & Soul Group

Mon – Fri, 10 am – 2 pm

Heart & Soul Group Warehouse, 30 Fourth St, Wingfield

& Colonnades Shopping Centre

(and home-deliver for a fee)


The People’s Platter

Tue – Fri

Check Facebook page for updates!

Reynella Neighbourhood Centre,

164-170 Old South Road, Reynella


The Food Centre

Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5 pm

Shop 5, 580 Main North Road, Gepps Cross


Pathway Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 10am – 3pm, Friday 10am – 1pm, Saturday 9:30am – 12:30pm

49 Milne Road, Modbury North SA

Contact them on 8395 1881

Food, financial and counselling supports


Baptist Care SA

Mon – Thu, 10 am – 3 pm

216 Wright St, Adelaide


Gwen’s Pantry

Run by Edwardstown Baptist Church with a big basket of food once a fortnight for anyone with a crn number or concession card.

Open Tues and Thurs 10am-12.


Oasis Food Pantry

And this one at Lonsdale where all veg and bread is free but additional stuff must be purchased (with cash only).


Fred’s Van Meal Service

The Adelaide sites are: Aldinga, Adelaide CBD, Christie Downs, Kilburn, Elizabeth, Gawler, Semaphore and Salisbury.

Visit the website for their timetable




Find support services, including food relief, financial assistance, housing, and many more!


FUSA: Student Assist

Want to improve your financial situation or explore options?

Make a booking with the on-campus Financial Counsellor

Follow the link (QR code) or email for more information


Anglicare SA

Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm

The Magdalene Centre, 82 Gilbert St, Adelaide

& 111 Beach Road, Christies Beach

AnglicareSA can administer Emergency Financial Assistance during University closure. Talk to FUSA or Oasis for more information.


Hands & Feet

Fri, from 8:30 am

Worn Again Op Shop (City Reach Marion Church Building), 288 Sturt Road, Marion

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