Community Thrifty Food

helping people gaining access to food that would otherwise become landfill

How will the funding be spent?

The funding will be spent on two vans, on road costs, rent on a commercial shop for at least a year. Items required to fit out a small retail shop.
Which will help us keep more food in people's mouths rather than in the bin, where it should be.

How will the project be delivered?

Our low cost shop will be the main delivery area, but we also donate bread two times a week to Adra parafield, two food co-ops in the Playford council & a church on Kinkaid rd Elizabeth East.

How many people will directly benefit from this project?


How will you measure the impact of this project?

This project is already having a positive impact on the community & surrounding areas, their support to date has been amazing.
I know with Holden's closing this year, places like us are going to be in very high demand. I'm positive we will make a impact that will help when required.

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

We are only 7 months old & have out grown the place we are operating from. Funding our community based shop will allow us to get a shop in a commercial area & be able to open 5 or 6 days a week & buy two vans.

Organisation details

Organisation Name

Community Thrifty Food

What does this organisation do?

We have a low cost shop which is open to everyone, no cards required. Free fresh fruit, veg and bread. No purchase required to collect free stuff, which we collect everyday we are open from Second Bite. In our personal cars, we really require a refrigerated van & a non refrigerated van for collections & deliveries.
We have grocery items for sale, prices starting from 20¢ - 95% of the stuff we sell comes from Foodbank.
Currently we are a home based community business. With plans on getting a shop in a commercial area, very soon as we are growing much faster than we ever imagined, but not having the funding is what's holding us back at this point.
There is nothing like us anywhere, We started this because we seen the amount of food going to waste & yet so many families miss out on the basics. With community minded people operating this you'll have a piece of mind knowing there is somewhere you can go for extremely cheap & free food.
The shop is currently called Thrifty Food & Stuff Community Food. Once we have the funding we will go under our registered charity Community Thrifty Food.
With your support & vote we will be able grow & help a lot more people then we do at this point.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about us. :)
Thank you for your vote. :)
We look forward to seeing you at our shop. :)
Hope you have a good day.


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Dianne Thompson

16 May 2017

The law bans supermarkets in France from discarding or destroying unsold food. According to Salon’s Lindsay Abrams, the law mandates that all unsold but edible food should be donated to charities for immediate distribution to the poor. Food that is unsafe to eat is to be donated to farms for agricultural purposes. Supermarkets that exceed a certain square footage are required to sign contacts with charities by July 2016; penalties for failing to do so include fines of up to roughly $81,600 or two years in prison. The legislation is one of the world’s first attempts to address the twin problems of food waste and hunger in this manner!

Dianne Thompson > Dianne Thompson

16 May 2017

Lisa Giselle

09 May 2017

Great need for this service, big following of needy people already, servicing the disadvantaged and making sure families especially children get fed whilst stopping the waste of food going to landfill - whats not to like about it?
Adelaide Northern suburbs badly needs a wonderful service like this. Very worthy of a grant

Shiobain Bouma

23 Apr 2017

What great organisation community thrift food. Great for the community. Great people doing great job.

Tammy Lane

18 Apr 2017

I support this group because I know a lot of people that have been helped by them and will only benefit more by this initiative