Food and toiletry donations

These are some of the foods and toiletries that are most sought after. 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 1.30pm, 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: 06/12/2018


Urgently needed:

Coffee (instant)

Tea (black, green, or chamomile)

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)

Long life milk (1 litre containers)

Nuts (mixed, pistachios, cashews) and sunflower seeds

Noodles (instant)

Pasta sauce

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



Spices (chilli, curry powder, turmeric etc)

Tinned fruit

Tinned vegetables (corn, tomatoes, mixed vegetables)

Tomato paste


Urgently needed:

Deodorant (for men & women)

Nappies (mainly toddlers sizes 10kg+)


Always needed:

Dishwashing liquid

Laundry Powder (small packages)


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!