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Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project

Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project


Making Fresh food accessible for the Coonalpyn Community

Launching March 2020

The Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project is an innovative partnership project being delivered by the Coorong District Council which will bring weekly deliveries of fruit, vegetables and meat to Coonalpyn residents for the first time since the local supermarket was closed in 2010.

The Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project (CFFP) will kick off in 2020 thanks to a $17,600 grant from the State Government’s SA Healthy Towns Challenge.

In order to deliver the program, Council will work alongside the Heart Foundation, regional producers, local businesses, Australia Post, the Coonalpyn Primary School and local community champions – each playing a significant role to help improve the wellbeing of the Coonalpyn community.

Earlier this year a report was released from the Heart Foundation, which noted that the Coorong District Council local government area had the highest rate of death from heart disease in South Australia, and second highest nationally.

Under the scheme there will be weekly deliveries of fresh food to Coonalpyn for people to order and then collect from a convenient and refrigerated location. The grant funding will go towards purchasing the storage and refrigeration equipment that is needed, as well as setting up easy ordering and information systems so that people know how to access it.


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Local Heart Health Profile - Coorong District Council



Helpful links

The Heart Foundation can help you saves lives and improves health through funding world-class research. Each day, on average, 20 Australians die from a heart attack. Find out how the Heart Foundation want to make it easier for Australians to lead heart-healthy lives. 

Heart Foundation


The Healthy Weight Guide can help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight ... Set goals and plan healthy meals and physical activity; Monitor what you do and manage challenges, find resources and support along the way

Healthy Weight Guide


The Healthy Living website provides consumers with easy-to-understand information to support healthy eating and physical activity. The site also promotes action across the settings where people live, learn, work and play, and includes a range of practical tools and case studies

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The Eat for Health website provides information on the Australian Dietary Guidelines including advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

Eat for Health


Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain a health benefit and ways to incorporate incidental physical activity into everyday life.

Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines



Latest News

24 June 2019 - MEDIA RELEASE: Coonalpyn to have weekly fresh food delivery

24 September 2019 -  Coonalpyn Community Survey 

11 October 2019 - ABC South East Radio Interview








Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project Truck


For more information please contact
The Community Development Team - 1300 785 277


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Coorong District Council

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PO Box 399, Tailem Bend SA 5260

Call: 1300 785 277


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