How to get a trolley full of groceries for $25: Inside the little-known discount supermarket saving families money
Shoppers stressed about the cost of living shop at a charity that offers carts full of groceries for $25.
Lighthouse Care is a nonprofit organization that provides food assistance and visiting customers can save up to 70 percent off select products; They can also occasionally score free fresh products.
Necessities such as toilet paper, snacks, ready meals, washing up tablets, washing powder and more can also be purchased at a fraction of the cost compared to major supermarkets.
It’s only available at two locations in Queensland – Loganholme and Hillcrest – with a $15 delivery option for people in Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, Bayside and Gold Coast.
Every day, Lighthouse Care offers a $25 pre-packaged trolley. The nonprofit also has a “Free Trolley Initiative” available to families desperate for food or in emergency situations
Necessities such as toilet paper, snacks, ready meals, washing up tablets, washing powder and more can be purchased at a fraction of the price compared to major supermarkets. But it’s only available in two locations in Queensland: Loganholme and Hillcrest
One $25 trolley is available for one customer each day on a first-come, first-served basis.
The trolley is pre-packed with a wide variety of goods, often including fruit and vegetables, milk, snacks, juice, yoghurt, biscuits, sauce, sausages, meat and bread.
But the content changes every day based on what’s available and customers can’t choose what’s in the trolley.
The nonprofit also has a Free Trolley Initiative available for families desperate for food or in emergency situations.
Alternatively, the discount store is offering 10kg tubs of washing powder for $20, a pack of 60 dishwasher tablets costs $12, and 1kg of cat food costs $5.
Customers can purchase two Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cups for $5, 1kg of nacho chicken tortilla chips for $4, Jordan’s granola for $2 and a 12-pack of toilet paper for $6.
Other items include dry foods such as pasta or rice, sauces, condiments, breads, cookies, health snacks, fruits and vegetables.
Sometimes there are also free fruits and vegetables for the taking
The non-profit organization helps as many as 500,000 people each year in both locations and care is available to everyone
Customers at eligible locations can also have groceries delivered for $15
Customers who previously scored a $25 trolley shared what they received in TikTok videos.
One mother had the food delivered to her home and received sweet potato, onions, carrots, Doritos, cake mix, tomato paste, garlic aioli, Just Right cereal, milk and more.
Others wish Lighthouse Care were available nationwide.
“Please expand to NSW,” one person wrote on TikTok, while another said: “Luckily… we don’t have anything like that in SA.”
“I need one Sydney,” said a third, while someone else wrote: “This is such a good idea.”
“That’s amazing, people who have access to this are extremely lucky,” another added.
Lighthouse Care started in 2004 by a group in Logan who had a passion for helping others.
From humble beginnings, they began delivering bread in a small van to those in the community who needed it most.
Five years later they were helping 300 families every week and demand continued to grow.
Now the nonprofit organization helps as many as 500,000 people annually at both locations and care is available to everyone.