Uniting Food For Families
Every box you collect feeds a family in crisis.
Food For Families collects non-perishable food items like canned soup, packets of pasta and baked beans, as well as household essential items including personal hygiene and cleaning products to support those who need it most.
We connect with local communities through schools, kindergartens, congregations, workplaces, community groups, individuals and families to make a difference to those facing hardship.
Food, gifts and household essentials are distributed at our emergency relief programs, family services and outreach centres across Victoria and Tasmania.
Individuals and families are able to select food from our food pantry and choose the foods and items they need most when times are tough and bills stack up.
We also provide food that’s easy to prepare to people experiencing homelessness.
About Food for Families
Food For Families is a great way to get together to make a tangible difference to the lives of individuals and families experiencing hardship and crisis throughout the year.
Every day we dig deeper to provide support when people need it most. We want to support everyone who comes to us for help – but we can’t do it alone.
Together, we can help individuals and families put a meal on the table.
How it works
Non-perishable food and essential household items are donated.
Food and items packed into boxes or bags.
Donations are collected at the nearest Emergency Relief centre. Emergency Relief centre volunteers sort through donated food & items and stock the food pantries.
People in crisis receive support and donated food items, thanks to you.
“The children really get into it....The program opens the students’ eyes to helping other people, not just their own families."
“It was so popular we decided it was something we wanted to add to our program every year.”
“There are people out there doing it really tough right now. We need to band together and show our support.”
I wanted to teach them Christmas is about giving...It’s about thinking of other people who might not be in a fortunate position.
“Community spirit is still strong, but people are time poor, especially leading up to Christmas. I figured if I co-ordinated things by dropping off and collecting boxes it would make it easier for people to donate.”