Food is free

Greenhills Neighbourhood House
Township/suburb:
Greensborough
Notes (in their own words):

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.

Greensborough Community Pantry
When:
Open 24/7, with a larger pantry open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm
Township/suburb:
Greensborough
Notes (in their own words):

Managed by the Neighbourhood House on behalf of The Food Collective.

Grow Free, Lalor
Township/suburb:
Lalor
Notes (in their own words):

‘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.