Food for Life is a not-for-profit program run by Baptist Care NT that offers low-cost groceries to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Food for Life partners with the local churches in Darwin Region to provide space for the community mobile pantry and a café’ area. The space enables the clients to have conversations, socialize and enjoy a complimentary morning or afternoon tea.
First, clients need to be registered in the program. After the registration, clients can shop and choose from a range of products such as frozen meat, chicken, breakfast cereals, vegetables, canned goods, pasta, sauces and body care products that will only cost them $1.60 per kilogram of groceries. However, there are some products with special handling fee but still, the cost is low.
A Food for Life voucher is available from welfare organizations worth $11 (which equates approximately 7 kilos of food) and may be used to supplement the cost
For the Fiscal Year 2019-2020, Food for Life has provided 91,312 meals including the 933 hampers during the peak of COVID-19 crisis.
o economic set-back
o medical situations
o domestic violence
Clients may attend to any one of the following Food for Life hubs:
|Tuesday||9am-11am||Howard Springs, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship @ 85 Whitewood Road, Howard Springs|
|Tuesday||1pm-3pm||Malak, St James Sanderson Anglican Church @ 7 Jarvis St, Malak|
|Wednesday||9am-12pm||Humpty Doo, Living Water Uniting Church @ 15 Challoner Cct, Humpty Doo|
|Wednesday||1pm-3pm||Palmerston, St. Luke’s Anglican Church @13 Victoria Drive, Gray|
|Thursday||9am-11am||Casuarina, 44 Dripstone Rd, Casuarina NT|
|Friday||9am-12pm||Darwin, Darwin Baptist Church @ Corner Stuart Highway & Ross Smith Avenue,Parap|
|Alternate Friday||10am-12pm||Batchelor, St. Francis Anglican Church @ 25 Mardango Cct, Batchelor NT|
|Saturday||9am-12pm||Berrimah, 9 Mel Rd Berrimah NT|
There are a variety of volunteer positions within the Food for Life program. Please follow this link for information and registration.
We welcome donations of any amount to the Food for Life program – please choose ‘Food for Life’ to ensure your donation gets to the right program. Please press here to donate.
If you wish to become a member of the Food for Life 500 club, please choose ‘Food for Life 500 Club’ when providing your donation. Members provide $500 per year via Direct Debit, Credit Card or Cash. The 500 Club Patron is The Honourable Kezia Purick MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Each member will receive a regular newsletter, invitations to 500 Club functions and invitations to attend Food for Life venues to see their donation in action.
Corporates may assist through volunteering, donations or sponsorship. Opportunities for sponsorship are available in support of the bus, which provides an invaluable mobile pantry.