Each year, we provide over 50,000 free and nutritious meals to people experiencing homelessness.

Food brings everyone together and people experience feeling part of a community.   

By sharing a table and a meal, people get to have conversations and experience companionship.   

This simple act can connect people and be the first step towards long term solutions that change lives.  

Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Kitchen is completely funded thanks to the generosity of our kind donors. 

Open for breakfast and lunch 

Each weekday morning, we open our doors and invite our neighbours from all walks of life to come together and enjoy delicious healthy food in the company of others. 

Our community breakfasts are prepared by our chef and a team of volunteers with food that has been donated or purchased with donated funds and provided free to our community. 

On weekdays other than Wednesdays, lunches are $2.50. The low cost is consistent with our view that providing our community with the dignity of choice that offers a hand up rather than a handout.

Christmas Lunch

On Christmas Day, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers cook and serve lunch to our community. 

About 100 people join us on Christmas Day, some who are kids whose parents have brought them along to share in the joy.

Because no one should go hungry or be alone at Christmas. 

Please donate

We rely on our on the generosity of donors to support the work of our WestCare Centre.

Your donation will provide essentials such as meals, shower and laundry facilities and boxes of food and groceries for people experiencing homelessness, loneliness and social isolation.  

Most of all, your gift will help build a sense of connection and community that lead to conversations . 

Thank you. 

Volunteer with us 

  • Volunteer Kitchen Assistants 

    We rely on our volunteer kitchen assistants to help us prepare over 650 meals for our community each week. We are always on the lookout for people to join our qualified chef in our fully equipped kitchen to help us. If you have a heart for helping, we'd love to hear from you.

  • "They help you when you've got nothing. "


  • "That feeling of being cared for - it's lovely. "

    Carol, pictured with Walter

  • "God is smiling on us "


Other WestCare Centre Services 

Get in touch. 

We’d love to hear from you! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Between 9am and 1pm on weekdays. 

Everyone is welcome. 

Breakfasts are free each day and  lunches are free on on Wednesday. 

On weekdays other than Wednesdays, lunches are $2.50.

Complete a volunteer application form and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch. 

Baptist Care SA, lives, works and walks on Kaurna, Peramangk and Boandik lands. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the state’s first peoples, recognise their traditional ownership, and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, deep connection and continued guardianship of land and waters. We value the contributions of Elders past and present, and are committed to learning from those emerging.