Free Feeds Program

The last Free Feeds collection date for 2020 will be the 12th of December.


If you are worried about food insecurity over the holiday period, we encourage you to access the following services: 

SSU Free Feeds program is generously available through collaboration between Swinburne Student Union and our partnering organisations

To enable more students to access the Free Feeds program, without breaching Victorian Government 5km COVID19 travel restrictions, SSU is trialling new Regional Pick-Up service, at which meals will be available for collections form three separate Melbourne locations.

  • 1 pm – 1.30 pm – Terrara Park, Vermont South
  • 2.20pm – 2.50pm – Glenferrie Train Station, Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
  • 3.30pm – 4pm – Outside RMIT Building 13, Address: 405 Russell St, Melbourne

To receive Meal Package, please register your details below and nominate your preferred meal collection location and time

Meal Packs: Each Meal Pack contains 5 pre-cooked and frozen meal portions. All meals are Halal certified, and students may select between Meat or Vegetarian options.

Multiple Meal Requests: Given limitations on the service, students can only register to receive a single Meal Package per week. If you place multiple orders within a single week, all orders will be cancelled during or before collection.

Cancelling Meal Requests: If you are unable to collect you Meal Pack at the registered time ,please follow our easy step-by-step guide, here.

Read more about the Free Feeds Program


The SSU Free Feeds program aims to reduce food insecurity and provide necessary and healthy sustenance options for Swinburne students experiencing financial hardship resulting from Covid-19.

For current Swinburne students experiencing financial hardship or food insecurity, the Program will make available one meal-package per week, comprising five pre-cooked and healthy take-away meal options.

To access the program, students will need to register, and receive a confirmation email confirming availability of their meal at the location and on the date and time selected.

Unfortunately, given our and our partnering organisation’s finite resources, we must place some limitations surrounding student access of the program, as follows:

  • The Free Feed program will support a maximum of 50 student participants per day
  • Student participants can access the program a maximum of once per week
  • During the weekly visit, participating students will receive one Food Pack (containing 5 pre-cooked meals)
  • The program will operate from three pre-identified pick-up locations including the Melbourne CBD, Hawthorn and Vermont South. Unfortunately, we are unable to transport meals to other campuses or other locations at this time
  • Overall, this program will provide 50 individual students, 250 pre-cooked meals each week during the pandemic.

To be eligible to access the Free Feed participants must:

  • be current students of Swinburne University
  • be experiencing financial hardship and/or food insecurity
  • be currently unable to access other avenues of financial or food support (i.e. Youth Support)

This program is made available through partnership with 100 Coffees.