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Community Food Guide

Our Community Food Guide is a resource for community agencies or anyone in the community who needs information about how to access affordable, fresh and healthy food. 

A person in a blue sweater is holding a netted bag full of vegetables, which is being filled with produce by a vendor. Only the two people's hands are visible. The vendor is wearing blue gloves.

The guide provides information about food access programs, services and resources within the City of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs across the following categories:

  • community meals, including free and low-cost meals
  • food banks, parcels and vouchers
  • fresh food and groceries, including markets, food delivery and shopping support
  • community gardens
  • food education, including nutrition, cooking and growing classes. 

Read or download the guide

Explore the community food map

The community food map has been created to support service providers and community members to access interactive online information about free and low-cost community food programs, food relief services and resources within the City of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

Do you run a community food program in inner Melbourne?

You can submit a request to have it listed in the guide, or you can request to update or remove an existing listing in the guide. 

Interested in establishing a Community Food Program in the City of Melbourne?

Visit Community funding and grants to find information about our community grants, social enterprise grants and the community meal subsidy program. 

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Community food guide

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We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

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