Helping those in need

People who live in the inner north and inner west of Brisbane who have a Health Care Card or a Pension Card can apply for The Pantry for free fresh fruit, vegetables and bread.

Please bring along your HealthCare or Pension Card when you visit.

You’re welcome to chat to us about other ways we can help you, too.

The Pantry is reliant on a minimal amount of funding and is supported by the work of a team of volunteers and the donations of many local people, churches and businesses including OzHarvest and SecondBite.

What do we offer?

Food vouchers
Non-perishable food items
Fruit and vegetables

Counselling and referral are also available. Please email us at

For more help

Residents living Brisbane Southside may be able to access food relief via our Food Co-op at Acacia Ridge.


  • Where: North West Community Hub, 180 Jubilee Terrace, Bardon
  • When: Mondays, 11 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: FREE to eligible people
  • To apply: (07) 3510 2747 or email

Who is eligible for this service?

Applicants need to:

  • be receiving a government pension or payment; and
  • live in the local area (please click here for suburb list). If you live in south Brisbane, you can apply to be in our Food Co-op program at Acacia Ridge.

What does it cost?

This is a free and confidential service funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.

Any financial donations or gifts of grocery items are always welcome.

How to apply

If you are interested in attending Pantry for the first time, you will need to send an email to

Please include your:

  • Full name
  • Residential address
  • Phone number
  • A photo of their Current Health Care, or Pension Card

We will get back to you as soon as possible.