Social, health and community services supporting Cardinia Shire

Food relief

ADRA Community Bus
Thursday from 6-8pm, the ADRA Bus supports with food parcels, groceries, case management, court/fines (WDP) and clothing.

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AfriAus iLEAC
Culturally appropriate food packages, bags with essential personal care items, food vouchers and referrals to other food and essential services. Thursday 1.30pm-5.30pm at Living Learning Pakenham, Friday and Saturday 1.30pm-5.30pm at Comely Banks Reserve.

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Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service
Provide emergency relief including food, clothing and financial assistance to people facing crisis. Public showers available for people with no access to one.

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Emerald Community House
ECH provides free food 24/7 on the premise veranda located at 356-358 Belgrave Gembrook Road. Free food is also available at the 'Dig In Grocery' at the rear of Commonwealth Bank, 1 Kilvington Drive, Emerald on Wed- Saturday 10-1 pm

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Follow Bless Collective
Hot meals available Thursdays 6-8pm. Family friendly. All welcome, just turn up! Non-perishable and toiletry carepacks available.

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Frozen Meals for Ex-Service Men or RSL Members (Lang Lang)
Available for pick up from the RSL Hall Westernport Road, Lang Lang Contact 5997 5226 Food provision available by appointment. Assistance available regarding furniture, clothing, manchester and reading glasses.

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Gurudwara Baba Budha Sahib Ji
Providing freshly cooked vegetarian meals for those in need. Food delivered 6pm-8pm daily. Order before 12pm each day.

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Have Hope
Food Relief provided on Friday. Send a text before 5pm Thursday. We aim to advance community welfare by providing food, goods, and emotional support to those who are suffering the effects of suicide, hardship and trauma.

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Lazarus Food Service
Non-perishable food packs available every Saturday 2pm.

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Living Learning Pakenham
Community Pantry Free nonperishable food pantry 6B Henry St, Pakenham

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Meals on Wheels
Providing meal delivery services to people aged 65 and over. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this service is available for those aged 50 and over.

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Moy-Yan Neighborhood House
Food Relief Program available every Wednesday 10am - 3pm. Call for other times.

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Paddy's Kitchen
Serving homecooked take away dinners every Sunday. Meals can be picked up between 4pm and 4.45pm.

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Pakenham Library - Myli - My Community Library
Library branches are located at Pakenham and Emerald. A Home Library services is also available and visits townships across Cardinia Shire. Events and program for adults and children. Free Food Friday – every Friday 6pm – 9pm Pakenham Library works with Ultimate Asian Supermarket to provide FREE hot meals made with love every Friday night to serve our community. An opportunity to come and enjoy healthy seasonal food, good company and the chance to meet new people.

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Purton Place Pre-loved shop
Provide material aid, clothing, food parcels, sanitary items, and financial assistance for families in need.

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The Food Store @ St Luke's
Open on a Monday between 10am and 2pm, or by appointment in emergency situations.

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The Salvation Army – Doorways Program
Food assistance, financial assistance, material aid, financial literacy, financial counselling and Job advocacy available. Monday, Thursday, and Friday 9am to 3.30pm.

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Turning Point Support Hub
Food Support available Friday 10am to 2pm. Turning Point provide practical support to people experiencing hardship. Our aim is to be a hand up, not a hand out... through food relief services and connections with local services in our district offering health and welfare support.

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