Food and financial assistance
On this page, you can find out about the events and service around Newcastle that help those experiencing homelessness or financial hardship.
Some of the services include:
Food for Life Store – Low Cost Groceries
Address: 6A South Street, Windale NSW 2306.
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30 am to 3pm
Food Care – Low Cost Groceries – Frozen & Shelf
Address: Good Life Church, 18 Albert Street, Wickham NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4961 3022
Opening hours: Thursday, 10am to 2pm
Baptist Community Care Services – Low Cost Food
Address: Christian Outreach Centre, 58 Cowper Street, Wallsend NSW 2287.
Phone: 0478 409 612
Opening hours: Mondays and Thursdays.
Mayfield Uniting Church
Address: 29 High Street, Mayfield NSW 2298.
Phone: 02 4926 2758
Opening hours: Sunday Lunch – (served in rear hall) – 12noon to 1pm.
Newcastle Christchurch Cathedral
Address: 52 Church Street, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4929 2052
Opening hours: Hot meal every second Sunday – Cathedral Hall – 11am.
Oasis Drop-In Centre
Address: Wesley City Mission, 16 Wood Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302.
Phone: 02 4915 3683
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.30am to 11am.
Breakfast and showers, toilets and washing machines. BBQ, clothes and support.
Baptist Community Care Services
Address: Maycare Community Centre, 88 Hanbury Street, Mayfield NSW 2304.
Phone: 02 40 325 288
Free Breakfast – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
$2.00 Lunch Wednesday 12noon
Emergency parcels available
Life Church Soul Café
Address: 2nd Floor, Cnr Hunter & Watt streets, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4926 1758
Breakfast – Monday, Friday and Saturday from 7.30am to 8.30am
Lunch – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12noon to 1pm.
Opening hours: BBQ, tea and coffee on Saturday 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Street Care Van
Address: Civic Park, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4032 5288
Opening hours: BBQ on Saturday night from 6.30pm
Address: 67 Cleary Street, Hamilton NSW 2303.
Opening hours: BBQ, coffee & chat on Friday from 10am to 12.30pm.
Generation City Church.
Address: Corner of Tudor and Murray Streets (entry via Murray St), Hamilton NSW 2303.
Phone number: 02 49 692 799
Opening hours: Hot meal on Thursday, 5.45pm to 7pm.
St Vincent De Paul Referral Centre
Phone: 02 49 616 885
Address: 32 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow NSW 2289.
Phone: 02 4960 7100 or 02 4922 1540
Appointments only. Visitors require Centrelink statement.
Address: 16 Wood Street, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4915 3683 or 02 4961 1661
Emergency food parcels and grocery vouchers can be provided during times of financial hardship.
Address: Cnr Union and Parry Streets, Cooks Hill NSW 2300 or 900 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300.
Phone: 02 4929 2300 or 02 4961 3889.
Address: Muloobinba Centre, 12 Bishopgate Street, Wickham NSW 2300 or 22 Portside Crescent, Maryville NSW 2293.
Phone: 02 4969 5299
Culturally appropriate supports to Aboriginal people.