Food donations are welcomed

It takes a team effort to feed the homeless and those in need 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 items. We can even use supermarket gift cards!

What we do and don’t need

We have a special duty of care to our 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.

We are fully accredited with HACCP certification (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points). HACCP certification is recognised internationally as the best method of food risk management. This means we are unable to accept fresh food from the public. However, we do gratefully accept the below non-perishable goods.

Items with a green tick will be gratefully accepted. Items with a red cross can’t be accepted.

Year round food collection

  • Tinned spaghetti & baked beans (ring-pull only)
  • Tinned chicken & braised steak (ring-pull only)
  • Tinned tuna & salmon (ring-pull only)
  • Tinned soups (ring-pull only)
  • Cup-a-noodles
  • Pasta
  • Supermarket & store gift cards
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Pringles
  • Muesli bars.
  • Up & Go breakfast drinks
  • Fruit juices
  • Boxes of tea
  • Bottled water (600ml)

Christmas time

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

Other needs

Items must be BRAND NEW, we can’t accept used or pre-loved items.

  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Shorts
  • Tracksuits
  • Men’s shoes
  • Disposable shavers

We cannot accept under any circumstances

Under our HACCP certification, 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  • No expired & out of date items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

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

DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our delivery address is 63 Norton Street, Ashfield, 2131

We accept deliveries between 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 2pm on weekends

Please email [email protected] or call us if you’d like further information