Donate food and toiletries

Thank you for planning a donation to the Asylum Seekers Centre foodbank. We are working hard and smart to support people seeking asylum to get through this immediate health crisis.

Each month our foodbank distributes thousands of dollars worth of groceries to people seeking asylum living in the community. Most are donated by generous and thoughtful people like you!

Below is a list of what we use the most.

Please note some changes to our delivery system:

  • You can deliver your donation in person to 43 Bedford Street, Newtown. To arrange a delivery time text the foodbank outreach mobile on 0415 887 784

We can meet you for a delivery within normal business hours, Monday to Friday.

When normal online deliveries are restored, you can also order online from any supermarket and have your order delivered to the ASC at 43 Bedford Street, Newtown. Please then contact us to let us know the delivery window.

Items must be unopened and in-date. Please note that due to limited storage space we are unable to accept donations of clothing, furniture, kitchen utensils, books or toys. If you have any questions or want to donate something not listed, please contact us.

This list is updated regularly – last update: 02/04/2020


Urgently needed:

Long life milk (1 litre containers)

Tinned corn

Tinned diced tomatoes

Always needed:

Breakfast cereal (Cornflakes are popular!) up to 500g packs

Coffee (instant)

Condiments (honey, jam)

Cooking oil (vegetable, 1 litre containers)

Dried fruit (apricots, prunes, dates)

Dried lentils (red or green)

Noodles (instant)

Pasta sauce

Rice (Basmati is the most popular), 1kg packs

Tinned or instant soup

Dried pasta (spaghetti, penne, spirals etc)

Spices (chilli, curry powder, turmeric etc), small packets or bottles

Tea (black or green)

Tinned fish

Tinned fruit

Tinned chickpeas and kidney beans


Urgently needed:

Deodorant (for men & women)


Sanitary pads (no tampons please)

Always needed:

Nappies (for 10kg and larger babies only)


Shaving cream

Shower gel / body wash


Thank you for your support!