SOMA social markets

Due to the current wave of inflation, it is not always easy to do the weekly grocery shopping. Not only is housing itself becoming more and more expensive and therefore eating up a larger proportion of the monthly salary, but food is also affected. We therefore offer food at a particularly low price in our social supermarkets.

Regale gefüllt mit lang haltbaren Lebensmitteln, hauptsächlich Süßigkeiten.

Who can shop at the SOMA store?

All persons below the following income limits (net, 12 times per year) are entitled to purchase:

  • 1-person household: max. € 1.350,-
  • 2-person household (spouse, cohabiting partner): max. €1.900,-
  • For each dependent child living in the household: € 350 (apprentices, civil servants, military service are not included)

The weekly purchase limit for customers is €30 per week or €10 per day on 3 shopping days max.

How do I get a shopping card?

In order to be able to shop at Soma, you need a so-called entitlement card or a ration card. All persons who are below the stated income limits can apply for this at the respective Soma market. The card entitles the holder to purchase goods in Soma stores and must be shown each time a purchase is made.

You will need:

  • Proof of income
  • Photo
  • Registration form
  • Photo ID

You will receive the shopping card for the Volkshilfe SOMA market:

  • in Wels directly in the Sozial-Markt, Vogelweiderstraße 29
  • in Linz directly in the Sozial-Markt, Freistädter Straße 56-58


Volkshilfe SOMA market Wels

Vogelweiderstraße 29, 4600 Wels
Tel: 0676 / 8734 2867

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 14:00 – 17:00

Volkshilfe SOMA market Linz

Freistädter Straße 56-58, 4040 Linz
Phone: 0732 / 3405 – 558

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 17:00