Ways to get involved

Your participation in Food For Families means we can support the growing number of people reaching out to us for help each year.

If you are an individual, family, school, business or any kind of group and you want to donate food, please register now. If you’re having an event, getting your family and friends, community group or colleagues together you can download resources to support your collection.

Last year, we collected almost 60 tonnes of food to help put a meal on the table for families in crisis thanks to generous supporters like you.

Despite this success, the homelessness and cost of living crisis is biting hard with many struggling to purchase essential food and household items.

By supplying food and other essential items, you can help us ensure vulnerable people facing crisis can access the basics they need to get through a difficult time.


“Participating in Food For Families has given my children a greater understanding of the struggles some people face in life.”

Eileen, Food For Families supporter
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Register now

Our emergency relief services need donations of non-perishable food and household essential items all year round. If you have items you wish to donate please register now.

Support us year round

If you want to support families this Christmas and beyond, please consider becoming a regular supporter by giving a monthly gift. $30 a month – just $1 a day – allows us to provide a shopping bag of groceries to families in crisis. You can set up a regular gift by selecting your amount and checking the "monthly donation" box or by calling 1800 668 426.

Place an online order

If you would specifically like to donate food but cannot reach one of our drop off points, you may wish to could do an online supermarket order or send a supermarket gift card for Uniting’s Emergency Relief team to do the shopping for you.

Make a cash donation

If you wish to make a donation to directly support vulnerable people needing access to food, you can do that through our donations page on our website or by calling Supporter Services on 1800 668 426.

The impact your Food For Families donation 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 cash and items donated to Food For Families support 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.