HandUp Food Care

HandUp is our way of helping people with food and everyday essentials when things get a little tough.

Financial hardship can strike anyone—an unexpected crisis, the loss of a job, health problems, or any number of other reasons—making it difficult to provide for yourself and your family. Sometimes it can be hard to accept help. Sometimes it’s hard to know who to even ask. If that’s you, we hope you’ll come in and let us lighten the load a little.

We’re a non-profit service, supported by volunteers and the kind donations of various companies and individuals. Because of this, we can offer bread, fruit and vegetables (depending on availability) and a range of other groceries at substantially reduced prices.

The service is here for you, when you need it. You may come in and shop as often as necessary—on a regular day-to-day basis, or just in those times when you’re experiencing financial hardship.

The HandUp store stocks a range of food and other essentials:

  • Bread, fruit and vegetables
  • Frozen and packaged food
  • Treats for school lunch boxes
  • Other groceries and toiletries.

How do I access the HandUp service?

Membership costs just $4 per year. You can come in and fill in an application form in person, during normal opening hours.

Canberra City Care
20 Cartwright Street
Charnwood ACT

Open Tuesday to Friday
10 am – 12 noon
1 pm – 4 pm

02 6178 1050

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