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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Food for Life?

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

FFL runs a Not for profit Supermarket helping people on the South Coast access affordable groceries. 

Anyone can shop with us!!!

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?

Food for Life sources groceries from multiple wholesalers around Australia. We purchase groceries that are Long date, short date or just past date.

(see below for more info).  

Is the food still good to eat?

Yes it is!  We follow government guidelines regarding Use by and Best Before dates.  These key points of the guidelines state:

  • "Foods that must be eaten before a certain time for health or safety reasons should be marked with a use by date. Foods should not be eaten after the use by date and can’t legally be sold after this date because they may pose a health or safety risk."

  • "Most foods have a best before date... Foods that have a best before date can legally be sold after that date provided the food is fit for human consumption."

  • "Foods that have a shelf life of two years or longer do not need to be labelled with a best before date... as they may retain their quality for many years and are likely to be consumed well before they spoil."

 

Food such as fresh meat or frozen meals are frozen by us well before their Use By date.  This extends its shelf life, which allows us to offer a constant and varied supply of meals.  All meat and frozen meals should be consumed within 6 months of their frozen date.  We do not sell meat/frozen meals that has been frozen longer that 6 months.

Fruit and Vegetables

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

What's in a hamper Family Hamper?

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

  • Groceries

  • Treats 

  • A Fresh fruit and veg bag

  • 1-2 loaves of Bread

  • Fresh Milk 2L

Typical Supermarket Value $150+

Food for Life price $65

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

 

How often can I shop?

You can shop as often as you want.

 

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

You can purchase as many hampers or groceries as you want! 

Where and what days are the collection hubs?

TUESDAY'S

Unanderra - 9am - 5pm - 56 Doyle Ave, Unanderra (Corner of Sylvester Ave)

Shop and Click and Collect  

ORDERS CLOSE 5pm

WEDNESDAY'S

Unanderra - 9am - 3pm - 56 Doyle Ave, Unanderra (Corner of Sylvester Ave)

Shop and Click and Collect

ORDERS CLOSE 3pm

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

(Enter via Benson Ave)

Kiama - 6.40pm-7.15pm - Kiama Baptist Church CARPARK, 3 Brown Street, Kiama

ORDERS CLOSE 3pm (Shellharbour and Kiama)

THURSDAY'S

Unanderra - 9am - 3pm - 56 Doyle Ave, Unanderra (Corner of Sylvester Ave)

Shop and Click and Collect

ORDERS CLOSE 3pm

Fairy Meadow - 10am - 11am - Guest Park carpark Balgownie Road entrance (next to no. 3)

ORDERS CLOSE 8am

Bay and Basin - 3pm - 4pm - 20 Birriga Ave, Worrowing Heights

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

ORDERS CLOSE 12pm  (Bay n Basin and Nowra)

FRIDAY'S

Unanderra - 9am - 3pm - 56 Doyle Ave, Unanderra (Corner of Sylvester Ave)

Shop and Click and Collect

ORDERS CLOSE 3pm

SATURDAY'S

Unanderra - 9am - 12pm - 56 Doyle Ave, Unanderra (Corner of Sylvester Ave)

Shop and Click and Collect

ORDERS CLOSE 12pm (Midday)

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 can I pay?

3 Payment options

1. Card

2. Paypal

3. Pay at collection with cash or card

More Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us via the chat function if you have any further questions!

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