48-50 Beattie Cres, Morwell VIC 3840

Emergency Food Bank

At the Morwell Neighbourhood House Emergency Food Bank. We understand that times can get tough, and providing for yourself and your family can become a challenge. If you’re facing such difficulties, please don’t hesitate to visit us.

Our emergency food bank is here to support both families and individuals struggling to put food on their tables. In addition to essential groceries, we offer frozen meals, access to a shower, the companionship of a therapy dog, and even the option to book a free haircut (call 5134 5488 for bookings and details).

Rules & Regulations

To ensure fair access to our emergency food bank for as many people as possible, we have established some guidelines:

Proof of Family Shopping: We kindly request evidence that you are shopping for more than one person. You can show us a Medicare card or any document that displays your family's names.

Self-Service Grocery Selection: We do not provide pre-packaged hampers. You are welcome to choose your groceries from our shelves. Our emergency food bank operates on a self-service basis.

Shopping Limit: Because we try to serve as many individuals and families as possible, we have set a limit of 6 items for one person. This limit goes up 2 items per additional family member.

Important Information

Before visiting us, please take note of the following information:

Food Bank Hours: We are open on TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS ONLY, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (doors close at 2:45 pm).
No Appointments Needed: You do not need to make prior appointments.
No Entry on Non-Service Days: We do not allow entry on days when our food bank is not in operation.
Personal Care Items: We also stock personal care items.
Pet Food: Pet food is available for cats and dogs only.
Right to Refuse Assistance: We reserve the right to refuse assistance to individuals who behave abusively or pose a threat to others.

What's available?

We have a range of shelflife items available, often including:
- Milk
- Cereals & Biscuits
- Soups
- Pastas and Pasta Sauces
- Kid’s School Snacks
- Canned Vegetables
- Rice
- Bread
We have a supply of fruit and vegetables available on food bank days. Fruit and veg is first come, first serve.

How to Have a Happy Shopping Experience at the Food Bank

We open at 9:30 am and close at 2:45 pm (with the food bank closing at 3:00 pm).

You can visit the food bank once a week.

Kids under 15 should come with an adult.

Be mindful that we have a limited supply of food, and some items may be limited.

Treat our volunteers and other visitors with kindness and respect.

Sometimes there might be a short wait, so please be patient.

Special Thanks

Our food bank is made possible through a partnership with St. Vincent De Paul. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Food Bank Victoria, Farmbox Co, and Bakers Delight Mid Valley for their donations and support, which enable us to assist those facing challenging times.

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