Free Food Adelaide
Updated 26 May 2020.
Most joints still provide takeaway only, but the soup vans let you eat in the parks so they're the best bet currently. Others that had closed are reopening. It's looking good.
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 email@example.com
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.
Adelaide Day Centre
Queen Street, Adelaide (behind the unmarked women’s shelter)
Phone (08) 8232 0048. Monday to Friday from 9:00am.
Free food parcels to anyone and they don’t require I.D. or put your name on the Eternal Shame File. You can also enter via the laneway off Moore Street if drug dealers are waiting for you on Queen Street. Mainly a homeless men’s place, but they give food parcels also to women. Adelaide Day Centre has a good reputation.
Fred’s Van Adelaide City