Donate food

Charlie is thankful for the food parcels that help sustain him.

About donating food

By donating non-perishable food to The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation you can help sustain the homeless, the hungry and those in need. So we encourage you to collect food that can be donated.

You can donate these food (and gift) items to The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation.


We gratefully accept these items

  • Tinned Foods (ring pulls)
    • Spaghetti
    • Baked beans
    • Tuna /Salmon 
    • Meats / Chicken 
    • Soup
    • Fruit and vegetables
  • Rice
  • Dry Pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Supermarket & store gift cards
  • Noodles cups/packets
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals
  • Muesli bars
  • Up & Go breakfast drinks
  • Fruit juices/poppers
  • Tea / coffee
  • Long life milk
  • Bottled water (600ml)

Donating clothes & toiletries


We gratefully accept these brand new items (not pre-loved or second hand)

  • Backpacks
  • Hoodies
  • Shorts
  • Tracksuits
  • Deoderant
  • Toothpastes (small)
  • Soaps
  • Bodywash (small)
  • Men & womans shoes
  • Disposable shavers
  • Shampoos (small)
  • Conditioners (small)

Donating Christmas gifts & food


We gratefully accept these items

  • Christmas puddings
  • Mince pies
  • UHT Custard (1 litre)
  • Nuts 
  • Chocolates
  • Shortbreads
  • Christmas hampers
  • Backbacks
  • Perfume / Aftershave
  • Store gift cards
  • Toiletries
  • New male & female gifts
  • New teenage gifts
  • New children’s toys:
    • Puzzles & Board Games
    • Lego sets
    • Craft & Stationary sets
    • Dolls / Action figures
    • Cars / Car sets
    • Stocking fillers

Things we don't need

We have a special duty of care to our guests, because many of them suffer chronic health conditions. So we have a healthy eating policy and we comply with international food safety standards. This means we can only accept certain food donations.

Donations we can never accept

We hold a valid HACCP certification (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points), which is internationally recognised as the most effective approach for managing food risks. To ensure the safety of our beneficiaries, we can only accept perishable foods that comply with Food Safety standards. If you have any doubts about the acceptability of your donation, please do not hesitate to contact us on +61 2 8572 4670.

  • No used clothes & bedding
  • No used towels
  • No used appliances, homeware & furniture (unless like new)
  • No refrigerated goods (unless bulk donation)
  • No expired & out of date items
  • No items that are damaged

Delivery information

When donating food or other items, please ensure they are listed above with a green tick. We can’t accept any other items.

Delivery address
63 Norton Street, Ashfield, 2131

Delivery hours
8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday
9:00am – 2:00pm Weekends

Please email or call us on +61 2 8752 4600 if you’d like more information.