Social cafe Ricky's Place gets some of its much-needed supplies from individuals and businesses in the Bega Valley community - including one person who donated a whole cow.
Coordinating committee member and cook with the cafe Peter Burgess said they were fully supported by the community and more donations were always welcome.
While a lot of food came from Coles and Woolworths he said it also came from farmers such as one who supplies massive amounts of potatoes and individuals like those bringing in their surplus eggs.
Another individual had donated a whole cow to be butchered, which Mr Burgess estimated would supply them with meat for about 1000 meals.
A business that donates is Curry Bee in Bega who supplies frozen meals, while another is Mimosa Meats in Tathra who started giving the group produce this year.
The family business's Emma Orr said they donated whatever leftover food they had, produce from the freezer and meat getting close to its use-by date.
"Some weeks we won't have food. It's not always much, but a bit of something will help," she said.
"If every other business contributes bits and pieces here and there, it will help a lot of people in need."
Mr Burgess said Ricky's Place served 40 to 50 people per session, on Monday evenings from 5pm and Friday lunchtimes from 12pm, and everyone was welcome to come along.
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"We don't only supply food, we also sit with people, try and give them a bit of a gee up on life and let them spill their hearts to you," he said.
"I get a lot out of being with these people.
"It's amazing the stories they have to tell and they just need other people around them."
He said any businesses or individuals with fresh, surplus food to donate were very welcome to - vegetables in particular were needed.
To donate or volunteer with Ricky's Place call coordinator Steve Coe on 0435 587 574.
The social cafe is located at St John's Anglican Church in Bega.