Emergency food relief

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2021 3:55pm

There are organisations across Tasmania ready and willing to help people who are struggling to feed themselves or their families.

The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments are providing funding to organisations to help them provide food to Tasmanians who need it most.

What sort of food relief can I access?

The types of food relief vary between organisations, such as food hampers, ready to eat meals, community gardens and grocery vouchers.

Some services will deliver to your home, you can visit others and collect what you need.

Where do I find help?

  • FindHelpTas provides a range of information and links to programs and services related to COVID-19. You can search for support services, including food relief, in your local area at www.findhelptas.org.au/.
  • The Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS) Emergency Relief Service Providers directory has a list of emergency relief services on its website.
  • Contact emergency relief organisations directly to find out more about their services.
  • The Australian Government Department of Social Services - Service Directory provides information on the emergency food relief organisations it funds in Tasmania.
  • You can also call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 and a staff member will help direct you to the services you need.

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