Greenhills Neighbourhood House has a food relief centre that offers fresh food, pantry items and toiletries on Thursdays and Fridays each week (except between Christmas and New Year). They also serve low-cost barista coffee. More generally, they offer support to everyone and can also give referrals to other connected programs.
In line with their model of ‘donate what you can and take what you need’, they accept donations from the local community.
They often organise swaps (of books, puzzles, plants and clothes) to reduce waste in the community.
They have community composting and recycling programs plus a number of veggies beds.
‘Grow Free’ is a movement “dedicated to making our food locally grown, organic and free” and they are currently” all about growing and giving away free organic, heirloom veggie/herb/flower seedlings for people to get their garden going“. The movement started out in Adelaide but is now coming to Melbourne.