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Food relief programs in Cardinia Shire

  • A number of local agencies, church groups and community-based organisations offer food, material aid and community meals.  
  • We have compiled a list of these services below. You can also download this list as a printable document

COVID-19 update

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some food relief programs are not taking place.
  • Please make contact with the provider before you visit
Pakenham Community Pantry – Living & Learning Pakenham photo
Pakenham Community Pantry – Living & Learning Pakenham

These organisations offer food and material aid services in Cardinia Shire.

ADRA – Adventist Development and Relief Agency – Cardinia   

Food and material aid with home delivery available
Ph: 1800 242 372
Email: adra.info@adra.org.au

Bunyip and District Community House

2B Beswick St, Garfield
Food and material aid available Wednesdays 10am to 3pm
Ph: 0481 895 509
Email: manager@bdch.com.au

Cockatoo Community House

23 Bailey Rd, Cockatoo
Free non-perishable food pantry
Ph: 5968 9031

Emerald Community House

358 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald
Free food pantry 24/7
Ph: 5968 3881
Email: emhouse@iinet.net.au

Follow Bless Collective

Food and material aid available
Ph: 5943 2137 or 0411 543 817
Email: info@bless.org.au

Gurudwara Siri Guru Nanak Darbar

33 Officer Rd, Officer
Food aid with home delivery available
Ph: 0421 061 177
Email: info@sgnd.com.au

Pakenham Community Pantry – Living & Learning Pakenham

6B Henry St, Pakenham
Free non-perishable food pantry
Ph: 5941 2389

Planet Shakers (EMPOWER)

RCS Products, 12 Bormar Dr, Pakenham
Food and material aid available
Sundays 10.30am to 3pm
Ph: 9896 7999

St Lukes Cockatoo

1 McBride St, Cockatoo
Free non-perishable food pantry
Ph: 5968 8459

The Salvation Army

51 Bald Hill Rd, Pakenham
Food and material aid available
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Ph: 5941 4906

Turning Point Church – Koo Wee Rup

Food and material aid available Fridays 10am to 2pm.
Delivery is available – book before 3pm Thursday.
Office Hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 3pm
Ph: 5997 2217
Email: kooweerup@turningpoint.asn.au

These organisations offer free community meals to everyone in need.

ADRA Community Meals

50 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
Friday evenings, 6.30pm
Ph: 1800 242 372
Email: RebeccaAuriant@adra.org.au
Web: ADRA website

Dig In Community Café, Emerald

356 Belgrave Gembrook Rd, Emerald
Last Friday of each month, 6 to 8pm
Ph: Christiania Sutton 5968 3881
Email: echsupport@iinet.net.au
Web: Dig In Community Cafe

Follow Bless Collective

Bourke Park, Railway Avenue, Pakenham
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6pm to 9pm (Tuesday includes free shower and laundry services)
Ph: Leanne Griffiths 5943 2137 or 0411 543 817
Email: info@bless.org.au
Web: Follow Bless Collective

Gurudwara Baba Budha Sahib Ji

905 Koo Wee Rup Rd, Pakenham
Providing freshly cooked vegetarian meals for those in need.
Order before 12pm each day. Food delivered between 6 to 8pm daily.
Ph: 0469 826 283 or 0433 483 335

Paddy’s Kitchen, Pakenham

St Patricks Parish Hall, 136 Princes Highway, Pakenham
First and third Sunday of each month, 6pm
Ph: 5941 7315
Web: Paddy's Kitchen

To find out more about the range of local family, health, and social services available in Cardinia Shire, head to the Services Supporting Cardinia Shire Directory. 
This directory lists a range of services including financial, disability, employment and much more.