Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Food for Life?

Food for Life is a "Not for Profit" charity that helps people access affordable groceries.

FFL is an Illawarra based charity helping people on the South Coast.

Our dream is to see people access affordable groceries.

If people can save on the essentials like groceries, it then gives them the ability to have disposable money for the other essentials in life. 

Are the groceries brand new or donated?

All food supplies are brand new!

We only accept groceries from the manufacturer.

We follow government guidelines regarding groceries that have a "Best Before" date, which means that some items can be short date, on date or just past date.  

We do not give away food that is past the "Use by" date.  

Are the fruit and vegetables food rescue?

Our Fresh Bag is just that, "FRESH". Our fruit and vegetables come from Sydney markets.

The fresh is not food rescue!

What's in a hamper?

  • 4 to 5 main meals, (includes meat, meal kits, recipes for meal kits)

  • Groceries

  • Treats 

  • A Fresh fruit and veg bag

  • 2 loaves of Bread

Typical Supermarket Value $150+

Food for Life price $55

What could you do with an extra $100 a week.

How can I order and pay?

All the hampers are listed online.  When ordering online, you have the option to immediately pay by card or PayPal, or you can select the cash option and pay by cash or card on the day of your hamper collection.  

If you are having difficulty ordering online or do not have internet access, please call or message Murray on 0409020686 to process your order manually for you.  



How often can I shop?

You can shop as often as you need.

Is there a limit to the number of hampers I can purchase?

You can purchase as many hampers as you need!

We don't know your family situation so we are not going to tell you what you need in terms of groceries.


Where and what days are the collection hubs?


Kiama - 10am - 11am - Kiama Baptist Church CARPARK, 3 Brown Street, Kiama.

Unanderra - 5pm - 6pm - 6 Sylvester Ave, Unanderra.


Unanderra - 1pm - 2pm - 6 Sylvester Ave, Unanderra.

Shellharbour - 5pm - 6pm - Stockland Shopping Centre Carpark - Cnr College and Benson Ave.

(Enter via Benson Ave)


Towradgi - 10am - 11am - Towradgi Beach Hotel Carpark, 170 Pioneer Rd, Towradgi.

Berry - 3.30pm - 4.30pm - 8 Schofields Lane, Berry.

Nowra - 5pm - 6pm - Nowra School of Arts Carpark, Berry Street, Nowra (Next to Vinnies)

What is the latest time I can order?

Tuesday       - Kiama: 8am

                       - Unanderra: 5.30pm

Wednesday  - Unanderra: 1.30pm

                       - Shellharbour: Midday

Thursday    - Towradgi: 8am

                      - Berry: Midday

                      - Nowra: Midday