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If you need help with emergency food supplies there are a number of welfare services in the Cessnock area. Download the following PDF file for information on current welfare agencies, when they operate, and what criteria is needed to obtain assistance. A summary of the information is presented below.

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Cessnock Emergency Relief Service. 198-202 Vincent St, Cessnock (operates from the Samaritans Information Neighbourhood Centre).

What: Food vouchers and/or food parcels.

When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 10am to 1pm. Must ring 4993 3430 at 9:45am for appointment.

Conditions: Current Centrelink statement is required (hardship also considered). Can access service 4 times a year, 8 weeks between visits.


Food War Inc. (Cessnock Branch). 10/14 North Ave, Cessnock.

What: Food for purchase at low cost along with some free food.

When: Monday to Friday; 9:30am to 3pm.

Conditions: Membership (free) is required, along with Government concession card (hardship also considered).


St Vincent de Paul (Cessnock Branch). The Cottage, 6A Cumberland St, Cessnock.

What: Food vouchers.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday; 10am to 12pm. Must ring 1800 676 935 between 9am & 10am for appointment.

Conditions: Current Centrelink statement is required (hardship also considered).


Kurri Kurri Community Services Food Co-operative. 251 Lang St, Kurri Kurri.

What: Food for purchase at low cost.

When: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; 10am to 1:30pm.

Conditions: Government benefits card (hardship also considered). Letter of support from referring agency also considered.


The Vines Community Church Foodcare. TEMPORARILY CLOSED

What: Food for purchase at low cost.

When: Thursday & Friday; 10am to 1pm. Food parcels may be available Mon to Wed.

Conditions: Government benefits card (hardship also considered). Letter of support from referring agency also considered.


Salvation Army (Cessnock Branch). Assessment via 1300 371 288 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm.

What: Food vouchers and/or food parcels.

When: Monday & Tuesday; 9am to 12pm. Food parcels may be available Wed – Fri.

Conditions: Eligibility determined via phone assessment.


ADRA Cessnock. (Furniture Store) 116 Vincent St, Cessnock. Ph: 4991 4433.

What: Food parcels may be available.

When: Monday to Friday; 9am to 2pm.

Conditions: Eligibility determined via assessment.


Soup Kitchen (Soupz On). TAFE Park, Darwin St, Cessnock (opposite Coles loading dock).

What: Meals, food & toiletry packs.

When: Friday & Saturday; 7pm to 10pm(ish).

Conditions: Primary target is homeless, however anyone needing help is welcome.


Lifeboat Foodbank. Gillieston Heights Community Centre, 209 Cessnock Rd, Gillieston Heights.

What: $5 food basket for purchase.

When: Thursday 3pm to 5pm.

Conditions:


Hope Baskets. Hope Valley Church, 169 Vincent St, Cessnock.

What: Food hamper and/or small frozen meals may be available.

When: Tues, Wed & Fri 10am – 1pm. Assistance on other days (including Sunday morning) may be possible – contact the church 4991 1603 or visit their ‘Front Room’ Mon – Fri 9am-2pm, Thur 12pm-2pm.

Conditions: Centrelink card NOT necessary. One hamper per person every 8 weeks (more frequent for hardship may be considered).