Food and toiletry donations

These are some of the foods and toiletries that are most sought after. Anything brought in would need to be unopened and in date to be able to be given out through us.

Please note that due to limited storage space we are unable to accept donations of clothing, furniture, kitchen utensils, books or toys. If you would like to donate items not listed below please contact us to discuss this.

We can receive these donations between 9am and 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. It is best to avoid coming between 11.30am and 1pm, as this is the busiest time in the Centre. If you plan on bringing a large delivery, please contact Reception on (02) 9078 1900 first to prepare us.

This list is updated regularly – last update: 30/07/2019


Urgently needed:

Rice (Basmati is the most popular)

Coffee (instant)

Long life milk (1 litre containers)

Tinned fish

Always needed:

Breakfast cereal (Cornflakes are popular!)

Canned beans (chickpeas, red kidney beans, mixed beans)

Condiments (honey, jam)

Cooking oil (vegetable, 1 litre containers)

Dried fruit (apricots, prunes, dates)

Dried lentils (red or green)

Nuts (mixed, pistachios, cashews) and sunflower seeds

Noodles (instant)

Pasta sauce



Spices (chilli, curry powder, turmeric etc)

Tea (black, green, or chamomile)

Tinned fruit

Tinned vegetables (corn, tomatoes, mixed vegetables)

Tomato paste


Urgently needed:

Deodorant (for men & women)



Always needed:

Dishwashing liquid

Laundry Powder


Razors (disposable)

Sanitary pads


Shaving cream

Shower Gel / Body Wash



Please consider that people have to carry the items home, so smaller sizes are best. However we can break down larger sacks of rice, lentils or spices if needed.

Thank You for your support!