Organisations seeking donations

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Organisations list (A-M) Organisations list (N-Z)
Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre National Homelessness Collective (based in Brunswick)
Brunswick Salvos Our Daily Bread - Community Food Relief charity of Coburg Greek Orthodox Church
Community Information and Support Merri-bek Refugee Communities Association of Australia
Ecological Justice Hub Brunswick Salvation Army Asylum Seeker and Refugee Service
Fawkner Commons St Vincent de Paul Pascoe Vale
Hope Street Café - St. Mark’s Church Fawkner Uniting Church (Brunswick)
Muslim Women's council of Victoria Inc. Youth Projects (Glenroy)


Morefood 4 Merri-bek

Many Merri-bek community residents and their families have lost income, jobs and struggle to make ends meet due to the impact of Covid-19.

Community Information & Support Merri-bek have partnered with Fawkner Food Bowl, The Fawkner Community Grocer and Fawkner Commons in this campaign, which is being managed by the Inner North Community Foundation as part of its Covid 19 Disaster Relief Fund. Your donation can assist these local community groups to provide food relief and other essential items. Find out more on the Food Boxes for Merri-bek website.


Fawkner Commons

Fawkner Commons is a COVID-responsive project of Fawkner Food Bowls Inc. servicing a growing need for food relief across Fawkner, Glenroy and Hadfield.

What they need:

  • Basmati rice
  • Red and Yellow lentils
  • Cooking oils
  • Harvests from productive backyards (citrus, greens, herbs. etc)
  • Volunteers


To organise a time to drop off donations please contact Sally or Jen 0414 437 024 or email


 Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

What they need:

  • Phone credit (all major mobile providers)
  • Baby formula
  • Supermarket vouchers 
  • Tea and coffee 
  • Cooking oil 
  • Tinned beans (No baked beans please)
  • Honey
  • Flour and sugar  


Please call Andi Jones 0409 091 734 to arrange a time to drop off to our office on Sydney Road Brunswick.

Visit the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre website for more information.

The ASWC Queer People Seeking Asylum Program needs: laptops, computers or tablets in good working order. Contact Ian from partner organisation, Many Coloured Sky on 0400 121 907 or


St Vincent de Paul Pascoe Vale

St Vincent de Paul Pascoe Vale provides food hampers for individuals and families facing financial hardship. 

What they need:

  • Supermarket vouchers
  • Breakfast cereal 
  • Long life milk
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned beans
  • Baked beans
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce for pasta
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Sugar


Location: 1 Landells Road Pascoe Vale

Email: to arrange a donation.


Muslim Women's council of Victoria Inc.

The Muslim Women’s Council of Victoria inc. prepare take away food packs for disadvantaged members of the community, especially International students who have lost their jobs as a result of Covid and have limited access to government benefits and payments.

What they need:

  • long grain Rice
  • sugar
  • lentils
  • flour
  • cooking oils
  • fresh vegetables 


To organise a time to drop off donations please contact Afshan 0481 752 964 or email 


Youth Projects (Glenroy)

What they need:

Youth Projects are calling out for donations of the following items:

  • Socks and underwear (new and various sizes)
  • Supermarket vouchers 
  • Phone credit (all major mobile providers)

Alternatively, we always strongly encourage people to donate financially to Youth Projects as this gives the flexibility of responding to the immediate needs of people in crisis


Please call 9304 9100 before dropping off any goods.


Salvation Army Asylum Seeker and Refugee Service

What they need:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Dried lentils and chickpeas
  • Tinned Tuna
  • UHT Milk
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Jam
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Toiletries: Shampoo (Adults and Children), Deodorant (men and women), Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes (Adults and Children)
  • Pencils, textas, crayons and children’s activity books

Donations can be dropped off at the Centre during Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 2pm.  


Location: The Centre is located at 12 Tinning Street, Brunswick.

Telephone: 9384 8333


Community Information and Support Merri-bek 

What they need:

  • Supermarket vouchers
  • Non-perishable food
  • Personal hygiene products for men and women
  • Monetary donations via Givenow  


Claire - Branch Coordinator

Phone: 9350 3737 


Ecological Justice Hub Brunswick 

What they need:

  • Basmati rice 
  • Legumes
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Cooking oil 
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Coconut milk 


To organise a time to drop off donations or for more info you can email


Refugee Communities Association of Australia

RCAOA support asylum seekers, refugees and other temporary visa holders affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. 

What they need:

For donations financial or in-kind, please visit: RCAOA or contact RCAOA General Secretary - Parsu Sharma Luital JP


Mobile: 0412 265 317



Hope Street Café - St. Mark’s Church Fawkner

What they need:

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Rice
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tuna
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Noodles (instant)
  • Long life milk (1 litre containers)
  • Condiments (honey, jam)
  • Breakfast cereal


Location: 9 Lee St. Fawkner 3060

Contact: 9359 3111 (Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 3:30pm)


Our Daily Bread - Community Food Relief charity of Coburg Greek Orthodox Church

What they need:

  • Toiletries - hand/body soap, toothpaste, shampoo
  • Home cleaning products
  • Food - cereals, 2-minute noodles, pasta, mueslie bars, canned food, sugar, salt, biscuits, spreads, flour and dry food that lasts


Sophie Koutoulas via email:


National Homelessness Collective (based in Brunswick) 

What they need:

  • Sanitary items / toiletries, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shavers and shaving cream, soap. 
  • Toilet paper
  • Non-perishable food, dry pantry items, tinned food.  
  • Cash donations via  Givenow 


Email: (Director and Treasurer)

Website: National Homeless Collective


Uniting Church (Brunswick)

What they need:


  • Working second-hand mobile phones with chargers.

These will be given to vulnerable people in need of social connection.


Peter Blair

Mobile: 0404 948 943


Brunswick Salvos

Brunswick Salvos have supported local people facing hardship for many years. During the pandemic, they continue to provide meals, giving out 1000 just in the last few weeks. As well, they provide shower and laundry facilities, care packages and emergency relief. 

What they need:

Any support you can give for the Brunswick Salvos Online Red Shield Appeal would be greatly appreciated.


Location: 256 Albert St. Brunswick, VIC 3056

Website: Salvation Army in Brunswick

Phone: 9388 5500