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About the program

The NSW Food Program supports food security for disadvantaged children, individuals and families and strengthens disadvantaged communities.

The program funds state-wide organisations to transport and distribute low cost food and staples to local charities throughout NSW. Local charities then distribute the food to individuals and families in their communities.

DCJ has administered the NSW Food Program since 1 July 2013.

The NSW Food Program Guidelines provide an overview of the program, its objectives and expected outcomes.

How to access the program

For charities

Charities can register to receive food deliveries through:

Charities that are ineligible for deliveries can contact Foodbank or OzHarvest for the location of their nearest local distribution food hub.

For individuals

Individuals can find their closest food relief charity by searching:

Aboriginal people and international students can contact Foodbank to find out where they can access free hampers.

Funding opportunities

There is no funding currently available for new service providers.

Your organisation can register at buy.nsw to receive information on future funding opportunities.

In the meantime, you can obtain low cost food and staples, as well as advice, from Foodbank or OzHarvest.

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Last updated: 08 Dec 2022