Frequently asked questions

Who's allowed to shop at FoodCare Orange?

Anyone who is in need or who is struggling to make ends meet is welcome to come in and use our service.

What sort of food and groceries are available?

We have a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables available, along with bread, eggs, milk and meat produce. We also have a range of household pantry items, and household essentials that you can purchase.

How do you pay for it?

The minimum spend is $7 which includes a $2 administration fee, and the maximum spend is $30. We work on a points based system where ONE Point = 50 cents. All of our produce is heavily discounted and once you have finished your grocery shopping, you can then go to the donated produce table where we are able to provide you with free fruit and vegetables, bread, and other donated produce. This varies day to day, but always includes basics like apples, potatoes and bread.

I'd like to donate to FoodCare, how do I do that?

You can donate produce by dropping it off at the centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thurdays from 10.30am to 1pm, and Thursday afternoon from 4.30pm - 6pm. If you would like to contact us, please call 0447 577 884 or email us at

I'd like to volunteer for FoodCare, what do I need to do?

In the first instance, please view our Volunteer Information page, and if you have any other questions, please call our Volunteer Coordinator on 0400 696 349.

How do I get to FoodCare?

We are located at 142 March Street, Orange - just across the road from The Mulberry Vet Clinic, and down the road (towards Piesley Street) from TAFE. View us on Google Maps -

When do you open?

We open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10.30am - 1pm. We are located at 142 March Street, Orange.