By donating food you can help us feed the homelss and hungry. Running a food drive is a great way to help, so we encourage you to collect non-perishable food items and supermarket gift cards.

What we do and 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.

Donating food year-round

  • Tinned spaghetti & baked beans (ring-pull only)
  • Tinned tuna & salmon (ring-pull only)
  • Tins of chicken & braised steak (ring-pull only)
  • Tinned soup (ring-pull only)
  • Tinned fruit and vegetables (ring-pull only)
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Supermarket & store gift cards
  • Cup-a-noodles
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals
  • Muesli bars
  • Up & Go breakfast drinks
  • Fruit juices/Poppers
  • Boxes of tea and coffee
  • Long life milk
  • Bottled water (600ml)

Christmas donations

  • Christmas puddings
  • Mince pies
  • UHT Custard (1 litre)
  • Shortbread (200g packets)
  • New children’s toys
  • New male & female gifts

Other donations

The following items must be brand new. We can’t accept used or pre-loved items.

  • Backpacks
  • Hoodies
  • Shorts
  • Tracksuits
  • Men’s shoes
  • Disposable shavers

Items we can’t accept

We are fully accredited with a HACCP certification (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points), recognised internationally as the best method of food risk management, so we cannot accept the following items under any circumstances.

  • No cooked food (including Christmas ham & turkey)
  • No raw food
  • No fresh fruit & vegetables
  • No bread, pastry & cakes
  • No cups, plates & other kitchenware
  • No cleaning chemicals
  • No used clothes & bedding
  • No towels
  • No appliances, homeware & furniture
  • No items in glass jars
  • No refrigerated goods
  • No expired & out of date items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 [email protected] or call us if you’d like more information.