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 free food and essentials to more than 800 people seeking asylum each week. We rely on community donations to stock our shelves – almost 90% of our food and essentials is from people like you.
For an up-to-date list of our most needed items, please follow our Facebook page.
Ways to donate food and goods
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:
- Coles & Myer Group gift cards for members to buy essentials
- International calling cards (with good rates for Sri Lanka as well as African and Middle Eastern countries)
- Smartphones (unlocked, 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