10 services across South Australia ensure no one goes hungry.
The Vinnies Fred's Van meal service provides all kinds of nourishment - not just food!
The service operates at eight sites across Adelaide, as well as one site each in Port Lincoln and Port Pirie. The Adelaide sites are: Aldinga, Adelaide CBD, Christie Downs, Kilburn, Elizabeth, Gawler, Semaphore and Salisbury.
Our volunteers help break through the barriers of loneliness and isolation that many people experiencing poverty and/or homelessness feel. We can provide a meal, blankets, toiletries, snacks, hot beverages and most importantly, companionship. As a result, Vinnies has helped foster genuine communities of friends from all walks of life.
Anyone is welcome at any of our ten Fred’s Van sites. We especially encourage people in our community who are sleeping rough or who are in insecure accommodation to access the service. People are under no obligation to pay for the meals or goods provided, but we do encourage people to stay and chat as a Fred’s Van community.
Absolutely - Fred’s Van offers many opportunities to volunteer or support the service, all of which only require a few hours a month. You can donate food and/or blankets, volunteer in the Fred’s Van team helping to prepare and serve the food, or donate funds to provide meals from Fred’s Van.
Watch the short video below to find out more about Fred's Van, and the volunteers who keep this vital service operating.