The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Foodbank provides groceries to people seeking asylum who live in our communities. When you run a food drive for the ASRC Foodbank, you’ll make a difference by providing one of the most basic human rights – food!

    The ASRC currently provides groceries to more than 1,000 people. Most have no income, and around half are children. People seeking asylum experience high rates of housing insecurity and can be excluded from work rights and important Federal Government social safety nets such Medicare and Centrelink.

    Food is one of the most immediate and tangible ways to give someone a hand up. When you donate food, you can:

    • Unite your staff, students, community group or neighbours around a common cause. Stand together with refugees!
    • Be confident your donation goes directly to vulnerable people. More than 80% of the people we support have no income. The ASRC Foodbank is their only pathway to food security and person hygiene items.
    • Raise awareness about hunger in the community and encourage others to take action
    • Make a big impact with minimal expense.

    Visit for all the information you’ll need to run a food drive in your workplace, neighbourhood, school, or place of worship. Or contact the Donations Coordinator on, or by phone on 9326 6066

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