Donate to the foodbank

Our foodbank operates 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, Tuesday and Thursday.

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.


Urgently needed:

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

Full cream milk powder

Tinned fish

Always needed:

Breakfast cerealΒ  (preferably oats or cornflakes)

Instant coffee (preferably 100g jars)

Condiments (honey, jam)

Dried fruit (apricots, prunes, dates)

Dried lentils (red or green)

Long life milk (1 litre containers)

Noodles (instant)

Rice (preferably 1kg packs)

Tea (black or green)

Tinned kidney beans

Tinned corn

Tinned tomatoes

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


Urgently needed:

Deodorant (for men & women)


Always needed:

Nappies (more sizes 3, 5 and 6)

Sanitary pads (no tampons please)


Shaving cream




Thank you for your support!