Every week, NUSA partners with OzHarvest to bring free food to students who need it. OzHarvest arrive every week to deliver excess food that has been passed on by quality food providers from around the area.


When does Free Food Friday run?

Free Food Friday runs during normal semester weeks. The food is distributed throughout the day starting at 9am.

What kind of food can I expect to find?

You can expect to find a variety of different foods including fruit and vegetables, packaged goods, perishables, meat, pre-made meals, desserts and more. It changes every week!

Is the food safe to eat?

Of course! You will find that much of the food we receive is due to expire soon. This food is fine to eat - however you will want to make use of any food you pick up from us fairly quickly.

Can I take the food with me?

Yes you can, but please make sure that you only fill one re-usable bag. That way we can try and ensure there is something  for everyone.

Food Map

For more free food around the Newcastle area, we encourage you to visit the food map. The map provides locations of charities, grocery assistance organisations and even community gardens where free food is available.