Before the lockdown, we were providing food through our foodbank or through food deliveries. We decided to pivot and look at providing supermarket vouchers to people seeking asylum in the community. We’ve found that this has actually given people a lot more dignity of choice, in terms of what they would like to eat. We’ve had really great feedback.
Our food program provides support & welcome
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.30-1.30pm: Asylum Seekers Centre, 43 Bedford St, Newtown 2042
- Wednesdays 12.30-1.30pm: Auburn Centre for Community, 44A Macquarie Rd, Auburn 2144
During Ramadan, meals will also be available to take away and eat later.
No one should go without food when they seek protection in Australia. The Asylum Seekers Centre food program provides people seeking asylum with emergency food support and welcome through sharing food.
We can provide supermarket vouchers or cash to people when they have no other options to access food. Please contact us if you need help.
We also offer hot lunches three times a week at our centre locations at Newtown and Auburn (see above for times and locations). Meals are cooked with love by volunteer groups, and lunchtime is a great time to make friends and connect with the Asylum Seekers Centre community. If you’re already part of the ASC community, there’s no need to book – just drop in.