Food Relief Program

Did you know that LTSA can help with food staples for students who need a bit of a hand? We are proud to work with a range of charities and not for profits to provide food relief to enrolled La Trobe University students.

Bundoora Campus

On the Bundoora Campus students can access a range of food relief staples and pre-prepared meals. This service is provided by Two Birds, One Scone an organisation established by La Trobe University’s Law/Finance student Melissa Lee. You can access food relief from 3pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday at 113 Agora East, Bundoora Campus. You can find out more information about Two Birds One Scone here. There are other organisations providing food relief that Bundoora students can benefit from. For more information about these, please contact us by email ltsareception@latrobe.edu.au or phone 03 9479 6503.

Mildura Campus

Mildura’s Student’s Kitchen Pantry offer small pantry items and fresh food for lunch and snacks during the day. Larger food relief packages are also available for students. These contain a range of basic non-perishables and are available in single size and family size boxes. LTSA Mildura Campus has paired up with Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council Inc (SMECC) & New Life Christian Church (NLCC) Community Food Relief Services to offer this service for enrolled Mildura Students. For more information about SMECC click here and for more about NLCC, click here. This service is available by appointment at the LTSA office. If you require more information, please contact Kylie Thornton by email kylie.thornton@latrobe.edu.au. Kylie is our Student Support and Engagement Officer on the Mildura Campus.

Wodonga Campus

The Foodshare Pantry, Wodonga, have a small supply of pantry staples for students to access when in need. This service is available Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm or by request. For emergency after hours access to Foodshare please contact La Trobe Security. The Foodshare Pantry can be accessed in AW4 116 and by request in AW EE M4. This food relief service provided by the LTSA in collaboration with Albury Wodonga Regional Foodshare - a not for profit company who rescue and share food and meals. For more information about AWRF, click here. For more information about this service, please contact Carli Spence, Student Support & Engagement Officer, by email c.spence@latrobe.edu.au or Kat Polan (Accommodation students only) on 0409729153.

Bendigo Campus

We have packs of pantry staples available for enrolled Bendigo Students. We may have to capacity to offer fresh produce from time to time as well however this varies from week to week. This service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and can be accessed from the LTSA office in the Student Union Building. Please come to the front counter and we will be able to help you. To find out more, please contact Siobhan Castle by email s.castle@latrobe.edu.au (Siobhan is our Advocacy Engagement Officer) or Kylie Wilkie by email k.wilkie@latrobe.edu.au (Kylie is our Student Services Officer) or phone us on (03) 5444 7354. LTSA, in conjunction with Bendigo Foodshare are proud to provide this service. For more information about Foodshare please click here.

Shepparton Campus

On the Shepparton campus, we have a range of non perishables, some basic pantry items and frozen food. Availability and range vary from week to week. These items are available during office hours from the LTSA office. This service is provided by Shepparton Foodshare. To find out more about them, click here. For more information about this service, please contact Cindy Senya on  03 5820 8607 or by email c.senya@latrobe.edu.au or Leah Farnham-Quain (Senior Support Advisor) on 03 5820 8622.

What are the rules of our food relief programme?

Often students who require food relief have other issues that are affecting their ability to access or afford food. At La Trobe Student Association, we have qualified financial counsellors, advocates and lawyers who can help with these issues. For students who require regular food relief, we will recommend they access these services to address the underlying issues that are preventing them from accessing provisions. More information about these services can be found here.

As we have finite resources, we request that students only take what they genuinely need and will use. Each campus has slightly different procedures so it is best to contact us to find out more. We strictly adhere to hygiene and safety protocols and students will be required to provide us with some personal information to access this service. This is strictly confidential and this information will not be shared outside the organisation. 

LTSA acknowledge and thank the organisations who are assisting us to make this service available for our students.