Help make a difference in your community.
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.
Food For Families
We need your help to support people when they need it most.
It is a terrible thing if you can’t afford to put food on the table and feed your family.
Sadly, the increased cost of living has made this a daily reality for many people who are coming to us for support.
As a result, all our emergency relief services are seeing a significant increase in people reaching out to us for help. Many have never needed assistance before.
As the cost of living continues to rise and a growing number of families are struggling to make ends meet, the right help at the right time can make all the difference.
Whether it’s adding a couple of extra items to your trolley each time you shop, making a donation so we can buy the most needed items to stock our pantry on your behalf, volunteering your time at one of our emergency relief centres or pledging a monthly gift to make a difference to people doing it tough all year round, please get involved today and help us help those facing hardship in our communities.
Ways to get involved
“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.”
Food For Families has been running for over 30 years
The program brings local communities together to donate non-perishable food and household essential items through collections by schools, kindergartens, congregations, workplaces, community groups, individuals and families.
The food, gifts and household essentials are distributed at our emergency relief, family services and outreach centres across Victoria and Tasmania. Families can select food from our food pantry when times get tough and bills stack up. We also provide food that’s easy to prepare for people experiencing homelessness.
How it works
Register online today and we will send you out some Food For Families branded A4 sized stickers to use on your own boxes or bags. For larger collections, we are able to provide Food For Families branded boxes for you to use.
You will be sent some information and links to download resources including posters, suggested shopping lists and social media tiles to help promote your food drive to your family, friends and work colleagues to encourage them to either support you or register to do their own collection.
Once your collection is complete, you simply take them directly to your local drop off point so we can start distributing the goods to people in need through our pantries.