Ways to get involved
Reaching our Food For Families target means we can support the growing number of people reaching out to us for help each year.
If you are an individual or a family, and you want to donate food you can register now. If you’re having an event, getting your family and friends involved, or think you’ll collect more than 3 standard grocery bags, please register as a community group and we will send you some resources to help you get started.
Last year we raised 54 tonnes of food, but it wasn’t enough to meet the growing demand. By July our pantries were getting low. We need your help.
Donate non-perishable food and essential items
Host a collection drive
Host a collection drive and invite your family, friends and colleagues to donate.
Become a drop off point
Be a community drop off point for donations
Volunteer your time
Give your time at a collection centre to sort and stack donated items.
The impact your Food For Families collection will have
When times get tough, bills stack up and savings can quickly dwindle, food is one of the first things people go without. A lack of food leads to poor health outcomes, making it hard to work towards a brighter future.
Food and toiletries are a tangible way to help people in crisis. All items donated to Food For Families go directly to people who access our emergency relief centres across Victoria and Tasmania.
When people reach out to us for food, we are able to talk to them about the issues that have led to their financial insecurity and link them into services such as financial counselling, housing support and family violence services. We want to help every single person that reaches out to us, but we can’t do it alone.
Food For Families thanks to you
Thanks to Eileen
Eileen and her family have been collecting Food For Families for five years now. Finding time to help others isn’t always easy with three children, but Eileen has found Food For Families to be a simple and effective way to give.
Thanks to Jess
Food For Families is a great way to bring family and friends together at Christmas. For the past three years, Jess has called on her nearest and dearest to help collect food and toiletries for families in need during the festive season
Thanks to Mount View Primary School
Mount View Primary School have been part of Food For Families for an amazing 23 years. Each year the children get excited about donating, thinking carefully about what they will bring in. Last year they collected more boxes than any other school in Victoria.