Donate nourishment and warmth

It takes a team effort to feed and clothe the homeless and needy in our community and you can be a part of it.

Running a donation drive is a great way to help. You can collect non-perishable food stuffs as well as winter warmers like sleeping bags and blankets. We can even use supermarket gift cards!

For more information please download our Donation Drive Guide at the bottom of this screen.

What we do and don’t need

We have a special duty of care to our homeless and needy guests, many of whom suffer chronic health conditions. So we have a healthy eating policy and we comply with international food safety standards. This means we are unable to accept certain donations.

Items with a green tick will be gratefully accepted. Items with a red cross will not be accepted.

Year round

  • Supermarket & store gift cards.
  • Tinned ham, chicken, spam and braised steak (ring-pull only).
  • Tinned tuna, salmon and sardines (ring-pull only).
  • Tinned soups/casseroles (ring-pull only).
  • Tinned spaghetti (ring-pull only).
  • Tinned baked beans (ring-pull only).
  • Potato chips (large packets).
  • Lollies (packets).
  • Cup-a-noodles.

Christmas gift & food parcels

  • Christmas puddings.
  • Christmas mince pies.
  • UHT Custard (1 litre).
  • Shortbread (200g packets).
  • Potato chips (large packets).
  • Canned tuna/salmon, ham (ring-pull only).
  • Canned fruit/vegetables (ring-pull only).
  • Lollies (packets).
  • Cup-a-noodles.
  • Christmas bon-bons.
  • Christmas serviettes.
  • Bottled water (600ml).
  • Fruit juice (1 and 2 litre).
  • Boxes of tea.
  • New childrens toys.
  • Male and female gifts.

Winter needs

Items must be NEW, not used or pre-loved.

  • Sleeping bags.
  • Blankets.
  • Beanies.
  • Parkas.
  • Jumpers.
  • Tracksuits.
  • Scarves.
  • Gloves.
  • Swags.

We cannot accept under any circumstances

  • No cooked food (including ham or turkey).
  • No raw food.
  • No fresh fruit or vegetables.
  • No bread, pastry or cakes.
  • No expired or out of date items.
  • No items in glass jars.
  • No refrigerated goods.
  • No cups, plates or other kitchenware.
  • No cleaning chemicals.
  • No items that are damaged.
  • No used clothes & bedding.
  • No appliances, homeware or furniture.

Please remember, items above that are marked with a green tick will be gratefully accepted. However, we cannot accept items with marked with a red cross.