Support the homeless & vulnerable in our community

A man’s true wealth is in

the good he does in this world.

August 24th – 7th December

Help us feed the homeless and those in need

Christmas is approaching quickly, and we’re reminded of Adelaide’s homeless, the men, women and families doing it tough. Christmas is usually a time for celebration and joy however for many it is full of sadness and struggles. We’re asking our supporters to help us collect 1 can per week for the 15 weeks leading up to Christmas. These canned goods will then be distributed by Cos We Care.

How can you help?

1. Every week when you do your grocery shopping, purchase on extra item. It could be a can, or anything non-perishable, can fruit, veg, fish, meat, rice.

2. Collect one item each week for 15 weeks.

3. Log onto Facebook and join our event as drop off points will be posted.

4. Invite as many of your friends, family, work colleagues as you can.

Drop them off to collection points in December or arrange collection.

How we show we care

Serving our community

We provide good meals and much-needed items, such as toiletries and clothing, to the homeless and vulnerable in Adelaide and Northern suburbs.

caring for all

At the core of our values is compassion: we do not discriminate as to who is in need, but accept people at face value.

Our Locatons

Find us at Fremont Park, Yorktown Road, Elizabeth on Saturdays, 7:30am – 8:30am.

We set up on the cnr Hutt St & South Tce on Sundays, 7:30am – 9:00am.

What we offer

We provide both hot and cold meals as well as fresh fruit & veg, bakery, dairy, pantry, cereals, toiletries, tea & coffee, plus clothing & footwear.

This is all supplied FREE of charge.

how can i show i care?

Get involved today, cos u care…

ACNC Registered Charity Tick

Monetary Donations

Get in touch with us if you’d like to make a cash donation. We rely on your generous support to make our work possible and we channel your donations straight towards those in need.

contribute items

We can distribute any items you have to spare, though we typically welcome food (of any sort fresh, pantry, bakery, dairy, etc.) and toiletries. All items are gratefully received and are put to good use.


We rely on amazing volunteers to help us distribute items in the mornings. We’d love for you to come down and join us on either of our mornings.

Extra hands are always welcome! Drop us a line if you have any questions, or just come and join us for a cuppa and a chat.

How we got Started

Cos We Care Ltd is a not for profit company which gained charity status in Nov 2016.

Cos was founded in June 2015 by Ann and Laura. They wanted to connect with the homeless in Adelaide to show that they cared, so they went directly to the park lands with sandwiches and coffee and distributed breakfast to all.

Since that first tentative Sunday morning, Cos has grown exponentially. We now serve around two hundred every weekend in Adelaide City and Northern Suburbs.

From a humble start with a few theromoses, we now have two refrigerated vans which we use to collect end-of-day items throughout the week, as well as toiletries and clothing. All items are stored according to the highest Health and Safety standards. Fresh fruit & veg are collected on Fridays so they remain crisp and fresh for our weekend distribution.

We have a great team of volunteers – we couldn’t exist without their amazing effort and we’re always happy to welcome more people to the team.

Cos We Care is a not-for-profit Limited company with charity status with the ACNC (from Nov 2016).

Fremont Park: Sat, 7:30am – 8:30am. Yorktown Road, Elizabeth

City: Sun, 7:30am – 9:00am. cnr Hutt St & South Tce

Adelaide & Northern Suburbs