Study Sunshine Coast has been working with local education institutions to provide much needed food services to students in need during the COVID-19 Crisis. The next episode of the Coping with COVID-19 video series showcases the free food services available to Sunshine Coast students and how they can immediately access these.
Many thanks to OzHarvest Sunshine Coast, Urban Angels Community Kitchen, Study Brisbane, Fareshare and Foodbank Queensland who have been instrumental in organising, supplying the produce and cooking the meals to make this free food service initiative happen.
Food Services Available Through Your Institution:
The following institutions all have FREE weekly food services set-up especially for their students.
- Free ready meals
- Free pantry items
- Free fresh produce – fruit and vegetables
You can access this free food services every week and this does not impact your study or your visa record.
Education Institution contact details:
TAFE Queensland Sunshine Coast – students can contact Angie at email@example.com. Students are encouraged to write ‘Support for International Students’ in the email subject line.
USC Sunshine Coast – students can contact Alex and Emily for more details firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5430 1226.
Mindroom – students can contact Lina at email@example.com
Lexis English – students can contact Simara on (07) 5447 4448 or keep an eye on the Lexis English Sunshine Coast Facebook page.
If your institution is not listed we can still help you, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Student Support Services:
A new FREE Online Student Support Hub is available for all Queensland students. By registering on this hub you can speak with Student Support Officers (translators available) and book virtual appointments to discuss any needs or worries you have. You can access the hub at: https://www.studyqueensland.qld.gov.au/Live/Student-Support
If you book an appointment with the Hub they can chat with you about any help you need and provide vouchers for groceries and to pay bills, and this not does impact on your study or visa.
The student study hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This free service supports students, agents, chaperones, parents and homestay providers and is accessed at: 1800QSTUDY (1800 778 839)
Free Food Services:
The Sunshine Coast has amazing food charity organisations that operate throughout the week to provide free meals and discounted or free pantry items to any community members in need. To view a schedule of what services are available on which days, and where to find them, simply head to the Study Sunshine Coast website: https://www.studysunshinecoast.com.au/news/free-meals-for-sc-students-in-need/
If you missed episode 1 of the Coping with COVID-19 – Staying focused when anxious. Watch now.