No bucks, no worries – serving even more people in Tasmania.


February 20, 2024

NoBucks Dining Hall provides more than just a meal, it also provides a sense of community and a safe place to make connections you can count on.

NoBucks was established in Hobart, Tasmania in 2007 by members of the Wesley Uniting Church congregation when the church was left a gift in a donor’s will.

Demand for services such as NoBucks are on the rise, with the latest ABS Census finding that more than 120,000 Tasmanians are living below the poverty line.

It was more timely than ever last year that NoBucks underwent a much-needed upgrade. With a newly fitted kitchen, our team of staff and volunteers is now able to produce around 65 two-course meals, five days a week – almost 50% more than what they previously produced.

The program has been able to expand its services beyond lunches – now providing packaged meals for emergency relief clients and other food relief services to locals experiencing homelessness or social isolation.

Volunteer, Suzanne has been there from the start.

“For many, it’s unfortunate circumstances that lead them to a tough place in life,” says Suzanne.

“I’ve met some lovely people along the way and I just hope that I’ve been of some help to those people when needed.”

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