Every week, Heart & Soul Group is freeing vulnerable South Australians of the worry about how they will access wholesome food for themselves and their family. A growing number of people in our community are in need of food assistance, arising from a range of often complicated circumstances. Through partnerships with major supermarkets, corporate and independent donors plus sponsors, Heart & Soul Group collects fresh food and pantry items to redistribute at free food markets held in various locations.
The markets offer more than just food for attendees to take home and prepare to nourish their bodies. Anybody who cannot afford to buy food or is going hungry will be respectfully welcomed at the markets by a team of volunteers, many of whom empathise with the plight having been in the same situation. Kindness and understanding go hand-in-hand with the food offered by Heart & Soul Group. Many market-goers gather to enjoy the friendships that have been fostered over the time they have attended, also to share cooking inspiration about how to make healthy food that their family will love.
An enormous team effort goes into sourcing, collecting, sorting and assembling the food for each of Heart & Soul Group’s markets. Extra volunteers are always welcome. Financial sponsors keep Heart & Soul Group on the roads gathering food and setting up clean, safe halls for the markets. Donations of good food keeps our community fed and able to focus on whatever else life delivers.
The ‘Get Involved’ page on this website helps you to learn more about the many ways you can support Heart & Soul Group. The corporate volunteering program is an excellent way to motivate your team and have a hugely positive effect on the lives of less fortunate South Australians.