Foodbank is the largest food relief charity in Australia, sourcing and rescuing more than 40 million kilograms of food annually for its networks of 2,400 charity partners and 2,500 schools.
They work in cooperation with a network of 586 community based non-profit partner organisations that serve individuals and families in need in South Australia. In addition, they provide direct services via a number of key programs, including via our: Foodbank Food Hubs, Foodbank Pop Ups and Foodbank Hamper Program.
One Heart began a partnership with FoodBank in 2020. Each Thursday fortnightly the FoodBank truck and team are available for anyone in Port Lincoln to purchase heavily subsidised groceries. Individuals and families have the ability to purchase directly from the truck, or speak with us at One Heart or any other charity in Port Lincoln if you need help with a purchase.
If you/your family or someone you know could benefit from Foodbank please feel free to contact our office or speak to someone at One Heart Bargain Centre during business hours.
The Food Truck works on a referral system to ensure those accessing the service are in genuine need of food relief and the food relief efforts are going to where it is needed the most in South Australia.
The Mobile Food Truck has also been designed to assist families during natural disasters and support drought effected regions in the future. Foodbank SA supporter, ElectraNet is helping to ‘power’ the Mobile food hub and keep it on the road for the next four years, after the State Government provided the initial start-up grant.