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|
|Friday||9am-12pm||Darwin, Darwin Baptist Church @ Corner Stuart Highway & Ross Smith Avenue,Parap|
Corporates may assist through volunteering, donations or sponsorship. Opportunities for sponsorship are available in support of the bus, which provides an invaluable mobile pantry.