On Sunday, December 3rd,
we’re holding our Festive Food Drive!

The ASRC’s annual Festive Food Drive is on again this year, and the impact of your support has never been felt more widely. 
With the increase in the cost of living and people seeking asylum relying on the ASRC Foodbank, we are calling on our community of compassion to help us put food on the table for approximately 1,200 people each month, who have no safety net and no other means of support in Australia.

Where: ASRC Car Park for drop-offs- opposite 46 Albert St, Footscray 3011

When: 10AM – 2PM on Sunday, December 3rd.

We do please ask that you ONLY bring foods from the list below

Essential food items are our priority, and sticking to the list ensures that our community’s needs are met, and we make the most out of your donation. We would love your donations of:

  • Tuna in oil of any size
    (95g, 185g or 425g)
  • Tomato paste
  • Coconut cream or milk
  • Honey
  • Full cream UHT milk 1 litre
  • Instant coffee / black tea bags
  • Sweet / savoury biscuits
  • Basmati rice
  • Tinned vegetables (peas, carrots, corn kernels)
  • Oil (750ml – 1 litre)
  • Dried legumes (chickpeas, split red lentils, yellow split peas)
  • Spices (cumin, turmeric, chilli, coriander)
  • Laundry powder 1kg packs
  • Laundry liquid 1 litre
  • Unsalted dried nuts
  • Dried fruit


– Please note that the ASRC does not need baked beans, tinned spaghetti, or tinned soup. 
– At this time, we do not require toys or household items or clothes


You can make a donation via Coles online. Find out more at https://asrc.org.au/ways-to-give/donate-food/#colesonline


Can’t make it on the day?
The ASRC in Footscray and the Refugee Resource Hub in Dandenong are accepting donations.

Donate in Footscray ASRC
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
Please bring food donations to the rear of the building, where you can drive right into the garage via the roller door. The location is opposite to No. 46 Albert St, Footscray. Please call 0431 022 665 on arrival.

Donate in Dandenong Refugee Resource Hub
205 Thomas St, Dandenong, 3175
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday | 10am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm
Wednesday and Friday by arrangement only.

Exciting News! During the Festive Food Drive on Dec 3rd, we’ll have an ASRC Shop stall available. 

Shop your Christmas pressies on the day, choosing from the beautiful range of ASRC Shop items. For the second year, we have gift boxes created by the ASRC Social Enterprises and collections crafted by refugee artists and allies of the refugee movement.

Give gifts that do good, with 100% of profits from every item sold, invested in the ASRC programs that help support and empower people seeking asylum.

Contact us if you have any queries
By email at donatefoods@asrc.org.au to donate as an individual
By email at events@asrc.org.au to run a food drive as a community group or school
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