Food For Families – Get involved

When times get tough, bills stack up and savings are empty – feeding the family means less money towards the things that make a difference, like health and education.


By donating to Food For Families, you're providing practical support to ensure families in crisis can put a meal on the table and work towards creating a brighter future.

“If I’m running low on money, I know I can still provide the girls with food thanks to Uniting.”


Find out more about Sandra

There are a number of ways you can help.

Collect food all year round.

Donate non-perishable food to a location near you. You can donate as an individual, family, school, workplace or community group.

Give a little time. Get involved in your community.

Volunteer and help people in crisis this Christmas. There are opportunities for everyone; individuals, families and workplaces too. 

People who reach out to us, come for the essentials, but leave with more than hope.

Material aid is just one essential crisis service we offer. We providewrap around services that include:

- case management
- counselling
- financial well-being
- employment services
- alcohol and other drug services
- housing and homelessness services 

Peter's story

Peter* has one goal in life – to see his daughter achieve her dreams. But as a single father relying on a pension as his only source of income, Peter has struggled to make ends meet.

Sandra's story

When Sandra’s 18 month old granddaughter came into her fulltime care at 58, her life changed completely. From a working grandmother, to full-time caregiver of a toddler, the impact on her financial situation was overwhelming.

Anne's story

Anne had been off work with an injury and used all of her sick leave when she found herself unable to pay her power bill, rent or put food on the table for herself and her son.