Due to the impact of COVID-19 and government advisory, Food for Life shops decided to suspend the operation for the meantime. However, Baptist Care NT is on the process of strategizing other options to continue our service to vulnerable people. We will keep updating this website to inform the public if there will be new arrangements and schedules for Food for Life shops to operate. Thank you very much and keep safe.
Food for Life is a program of Baptist Care NT that offers groceries to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Food for life partners with local churches in the Darwin region to provide space for the community mobile pantry and café. The space enables the clients to socialise and enjoy a complimentary morning tea.
Foodbank Food for Life provides clients with a full shopping bag of bread, milk, meat, cereals, pasta, fruit and vegetables, canned goods and toiletries. Clients accessing this service find it hard to afford some of these items in the supermarket. The pantry is located either inside the venue or within a bus, kindly donated by Baptist Care NSW.
Clients either donate $10 towards food or utilize Food for Life vouchers provided by partner welfare agencies such as Anglicare, Catholic Care, Vinnies, Somerville, Carers NT. These donations enable Food for Life to cover some of our costs.
From our beginnings in June 2012 until August 2017, Food for Life has:
All people are welcome at Food for Life who have access to:
Eligible clients may attend any one of the following Food for Life Centres at the times below.
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.