Yarra Council and Yarra Libraries are providing food relief options for residents who need them. These include food packages and pre-made frozen meals.
Please bring a bag to any of the following centres.
Collingwood Senior Citizens Centre on Mondays from 10am to 12pm and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm.
This provides a variety of ready-made frozen meals for international students and visa holders. However, the offer will be open to anyone in need.
All meals will be free and will look to have vegetarian, meat and halal options to cater to dietary requirements.
Fitzroy Community Market, Napier Street near Atherton Gardens, quarterly on the first Friday of the month from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
2023 Dates: 3 March, 2 June, 1 September, 1 December
Interact with local stall holders, community service organisations and Yarra Libraries. With free fresh food from our community partners Open Table and Cultivating Community, and meals from FareShare available for everyone.
Food Relief Providers:
Below is a list of local community organisations in Yarra who can further support our residents with various kinds of food relief. Please click on the link to go to the providers webpage for more information and contact details.
- Salvation Army
- St Marks Community Centre
- Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House & Collingwood Neighbourhood House
- Lentil as Anything
- St Vincent de Paul
- Mission House
- Richmond Churches Food Centre
- St Mary’s House of Welcome
- Cultivating Community
- Open Table
- Meals with Impact
Support for older people and people with a disability:
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders:
Support for Asylum Seekers
Reduced cost fresh groceries
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