Offer someone a hand up
By donating food or goods to our programs, you will fill an immediate need for refugees and people seeking asylum. You will also be giving them a hand up on the pathway to food security and independence, where they have the ingredients and knowledge to make the best choices for their nutritional, social and emotional wellbeing.
Our Foodbank grocery store in Footscray provides food and essentials to more than 620 refugees and people seeking asylum each week. We rely on community donations to stock it – almost 90% of our food and essentials is from people like you.
Our urgent grocery list:
Due to limited storage and distribution resources we are unable to accept household items, kitchenware, furniture, bedding, second hand clothing, books and electrical items.
The essentials we need:
- Gift cards from department stores such as Coles, Kmart, Big W and Target
- International calling cards (with good rates for Sri Lanka as well as African and Middle Eastern countries)
- Smartphones (in good working order, with charger)
- Brand new toys in June and November (excluding bikes)
Buy a gift card online
Buy a gift card online and have it delivered to:
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Att: Food and Goods Donations Coordinator
L1, 218 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011
Drop groceries to the ASRC
Drop groceries to us in Footscray, between 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Drop groceries to a collection point
Drop groceries to one of our collection points in Melbourne or Geelong
Run a food drive
Run a food drive for your work, school, street or community group
Become a food sponsor
Sign up to become an ongoing food sponsor