The Heart of WestCare.

The kitchen is at the heart of Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre. 


This is where our Kitchen Coordinator, Heather, devises menus, prepares and serves meals.  She is supported by teams of volunteers from all walks of life, including individuals, companies, schools, universities and community groups.


Heather and her team provide breakfast and lunch five days a week, and lunch on Sundays.


We serve up to 120 flavourful, nutritious meals every day and provide a warm and welcoming environment for people to sit down together and chat. 


Meals cost $2.50 for those who are able to pay.  But no-one goes hungry – everyone who comes to us for a meal, is fed.


The most popular day is Thursday when lunch is a ‘three course special’: a roast, along with soup and dessert.  The classic roast is always a winner with our clients, and many ‘save’ the dessert and take away with them to have as their evening meal.


For many people this is their only social interaction for the day.


The shopping list is long.  Every week, Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre goes through at least 50 loaves of bread, 210 litres of milk, 400 kilos of fruit and vegetables, 25 kilos of cereals, pasta, rice and 33 kilos of meat.


The kindness and generosity of our supporters means people who would otherwise go hungry can to have a meal in welcoming surroundings. 


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Baptist Care SA, lives, works and walks on Kaurna, Permangk 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.