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There are many organisations in Merri-bek that accept donations of food, clothes, toiletries, and other goods for people who need them. Most of them also accept financial donations. If you wish to make a donation, contact one of the organisations below.

List of organisations

  • Donations needed:

    • 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

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

    How to get in touch with Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

    Please call Andi Jones 0409 091 734

  • Donations needed:

    Essential goods.

    How to get in touch with Brunswick Salvos

    Call 9388 5500

  • Donations needed:

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

    How to get in touch with Community Information and Support Merri-bek

    Contact claire on or 9350 3737

  • Donations needed:

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

    How to get in touch with Ecological Justice Hub Brunswick

  • Donations needed:

    • Supermarket vouchers
    • Breakfast cereal
    • Long life milk
    • Tinned fruit
    • Tinned beans
    • Baked beans
    • Tinned tomatoes
    • Pasta
    • Pasta sauce (tomato)
    • Rice
    • Sugar

    How to get in touch with St Vincent de Paul Pascoe Vale

    Email to arrange a donation.

  • Donations needed:

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

    How to get in touch with Muslim Women's Council of Victoria Inc. 

    Please call Afshan on 0481 752 964 or email

  • Donations needed:

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

    How to get in touch with Youth Projects Glenroy

    Please call 9304 9100 before dropping off any goods.

  • Donations needed:

    • 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

    How to get in touch with Salvation Army Asylum Seeker and Refugee Service

    03 9384 8333

  • Donations needed:

    Financial donations and essential goods

    How to get in touch with Refugee Communities Association of Australia

    Call 0412 265 317 or email

  • Donations needed:

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

    How to get in touch with Our Daily Bread


  • Donations needed:

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

    How to get in touch with National Homeless Collective

    Contact via National Homeless Collective website

  • How to get in touch with Uniting Church (Brunswick)

    Fill out this contact form