Free Food Adelaide
Updated 26 March 2020
Changes due to Corona Virus
This free food guide is now unreliable. Most dine-in free food joints have become takeway only. Many free services have become horrible. Expect to be disappointed. Phone first if you're able.
Everything listed in this leaflet is free and doesn’t require a Health Care Card unless otherwise specified. This list represents a fraction of what is available for free in Adelaide. Many venues listed below offer dozens of other services.
Some places are closed on public holidays, during school holidays and over Christmas. This guide will never be wholly accurate as dates and times constantly change.
Free food is high in sugar, salt and starches so you might seek fresh fruit and vegetables and foods high in protein. Avoid being tempted by an overabundance of semi-fresh pastries.
Once you’re established, you might share your haul with shy people in the food queues who miss out. Your corrections and comments will be appreciated via the Contact Page or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cos We Care Food Van
Corner of Hutt Street and South Terrace, Adelaide.
7:30 - 9:00am Sunday
Free hot food and coffee, cakes, fruit and vegetables, cereal, frozen milk, lots of used clothing.
Whatever John and Ann Cooper, and friends have collected during the week. No I.D. or registration required. Up to 100 real authentic clients on Sundays.
“Communist Party” at Whitmore Square, Adelaide
Free excellent lunch on the grass at Whitmore Square on Sundays from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. Best to arrive early. No I.D. or registration required. Homeless and underclass people welcome.
Tables are set up on the grass in the square.
The Communists have replaced Teen Challenge after someone stole their BBQ van on Christmas day at Elizabeth South.
Fred’s Van Adelaide City