Donate to the foodbank

Update, September 29: Our foodbank has temporarily moved and is now operating from Hut 9, Addison Rd Community Centre at 142 Addison Rd in Marrickville. Please visit us there for donation drop-offs from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday!

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.

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 โ€“ last update: 26/02/2020


Urgently needed:

Pasta sauce / Passata

Tinned fruit

Tinned fish

Always needed:

Breakfast cerealย  (preferrably up to 500g packs)

Coffee (instant)

Condiments (honey, jam)

Cooking oil (vegetable/canola 750ml or 1 litre containers)

Dried fruit (apricots, prunes, dates)

Dried lentils (red or green)

Long life milk (1 litre containers)

Noodles (instant)

Pasta (spaghetti, penne, spirals etc)

Rice (Basmati is the most popular)

Tea (black or green)

Tinned or instant soup

Tinned chickpeas and kidney beans

Tinned corn

Tinned tomatoes

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


Urgently needed:

Deodorant (for men & women)



Always needed:

Laundry powder/liquid (smaller 500g boxes or 1 litre bottles)

Nappies (all sizes)

Sanitary pads (no tampons please)


Shaving cream

Shower gel / body wash



Thank you for your support!