Inner City Community Food Hub Officially Launched
We are excited to announce that on Thursday 13 December, Baptist Care SA in partnership with Foodbank SA, officially launched the first Food Hub in Adelaide’s CBD!
Our Community Food Hub, located at 216 Wright St (next door to WestCare), will give those in need the opportunity to shop for food and essential items at a reduced cost. It will offer low-priced groceries to anyone with a concession or Immi card, including pensioners, students and people experiencing homelessness.
To celebrate the official opening, we held a Morning Tea including Baptist Care SA staff, volunteers, supporters and special guests. We were honoured to have Adelaide’s new Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor perform the ribbon cutting alongside our CEO Graham Brown and the CEO of Foodbank SA, Greg Pattinson.
The Baptist Care SA Community Food Hub has been developed in direct response to a deep need within our community. By listening to our clients, stakeholders and the wider community and it became clear that food insecurity was a growing issue in our city.
Furthermore, the Foodbank 2018 Hunger Report highlighted that over four million Australians have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months and 22% of these people are children.
Our Community Food Hub will provides a dignified way for people to purchase food to take home and share with their families. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am – 3pm. For more information call 8118 5200.