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Foodbank Emergency Student Food Parcel


CDU has provided more than 3,300 emergency student food parcels over the past 13 weeks to assist to students that have been experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

This has been made possible through the generous support of the Charles Darwin University Foundation, Newmont Australia, and Foodbank NT. 

With restrictions gradually easing throughout the Northern Territory, the CDU Emergency Student Food Parcel program will finish on Friday 10 July. 

Final orders are now open for students in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs regions.

The last distribution day for Darwin will be Friday 10 July. Orders for Tennant Creek and Alice Springs will be delivered the following week, and you will be contacted by a representative from CDU to arrange collection. 

Orders must be submitted by 10am Tuesday 7 July. 

You will need to nominate a collection point on your order and bring your CDU Student ID to collect.

Students based in the Darwin Area: 

Darwin collection points will be open on Friday 10 July.

  • Casuarina Campus: Outside Student Central, Orange Building 1 (12pm-2pm)
  • Palmerston Campus: Student Administration, Building A Level 2 (12pm-2pm) 
  • Foodbank Warehouse: 9 Mel Road, Berrimah (12pm-3pm)

Students based in Alice Springs / Tennant Creek Areas:

A representative from CDU will be in contact with you to arrange collection.

To place an order, please click the button below to register.

(Student login credentials will be required)

Please help us to help the environment, and bring your own reusable bags if you do not wish to take the box with you.

Would you like to show your thanks to the organisations that have provided assistance during this uncertain time? You can send a selfie of yourself, holding a sign that says thank you (in your chosen language) to, along with a message of thanks and we will pass it on for you.

We understand that some of you may still be experiencing hardship, and if this is the case we encourage you to contact one of the following organisations who work with Foodbank to access ongoing assistance: 

CDU students can also access assistance through CDU Equity Services for confidential and free of charge assistance in careers and employment, counselling, access and inclusion, and off-campus accommodation.

For out-of-hours telephone crisis support, you can 1300 93 33 93 for emergency assistance.

*Foodbank is a not-for-profit organisation that receives donations from mass food suppliers (e.g supermarkets) to provide food to people who need it the most.

Foodbank food parcels may contain products that are close to its ‘Use By’ date, or past its ‘Best Before’ date. Foodbank does not accept or distribute any food that is expired or unsafe for human consumption (click here for more information).

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