Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project - Coorong Healthy Highways Program, SA Healthy Towns Challenge Grant Winner 2019/20

Applying organisation

Coorong District Council

Towns/communities where project is situated


Grant purpose

To support the residents of Coonalpyn to access healthy, fresh food through a weekly delivery service to town

Target population

The whole population of Coonalpyn and surrounds

External partner and their role

Heart Foundation: will provide research-based educational materials and information on healthy lifestyle choices, specific to maintaining good heart health, as well as healthy recipes to be used with the food delivery.

Project overview

Coonalpyn no longer has a local supermarket and this project aims to increase the availability of fresh and healthy food by coordinating a weekly delivery service of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat through partnerships with local food suppliers.

The project will reduce the barriers residents of Coonalpyn face to access healthy food, especially for the elderly and those without transport options. The Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project will align with the Coorong Healthy Highways program, which locals already engage with and will provide an additional opportunity for the promotion, advocacy and access to fresh food.

This will be a pilot project with plans to introduce it to other rural communities across the Coorong district.