A NEW Food4Life market in Busby will not only ease the hunger pangs of locals but offer them affordable quality produce.
The decision to open the new market, run by The Salvation Army, follows the success of its first outlet in Warwick Farm.
Manager of Mission 2168 Food4Life Market, Joel Spicer said residents living in Busby and nearby areas often had problems getting access to affordable and healthy food.
"Food insecurity and social isolation is an issue in this area," he said. "People often go without meals."
The food market has a range of frozen foods, cereals, rice, bread, milk, fresh fruits and vegetables.
It is open four days and allows residents to shop once a week for $15.
There's also a coffee room for socialising.
Mr Spicer said the store would help residents with other needs such as emotional and physical support through Salvation Army services.
"We want to make this a place where people can come and feel safe and included," he said.
"They get out of the house and make friends and build relationships."
The Food4Life market opening is at 11 Jersey Street, Busby, on Saturday, August 31, from 10am to 1pm. It starts trading on Monday, September 2.