Give more than hope.

How to get involved if you are an individual or family

Reaching our Food For Families target means we can better support thousands of people who need us most.

If you are an individual or a family, and you want to donate food you can register now. If you’re having an event, getting your family and friends involved, or think you’ll collect more than 3 standard grocery bags, please register as a community group and we will send you some resources to help you get started.

Last year we raised 40 tonnes of food, but it wasn’t enough to meet the growing demand. By July our pantries were getting low. We need your help.


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


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Register as an individual or family and we will send you a list of convenient drop-off locations via email.

Gather food

Clear out extra food in your cupboards, pick up some extra groceries at the store and collect Food For Families.

Find a location

Check our website when you’re ready to donate, as new drop-off locations pop up.


Make your way to the nearest drop-off point and donate your food. If there’s more than you expected, please call ahead. Don’t forget to take a picture and share on social media.

Make your donation count

What families need most is the essentials – the everyday items we often take for granted. It’s important you only donate non-perishable food, so we can store it and safely provide it to families across Victoria and Tasmania.

Please donate:

  • Pasta, rice, gnocchi and noodles
  • Tin tomatoes, pasta sauce, tomato paste
  • Beans and lentils
  • Two-minute noodles and quick meals
  • Curry paste and coconut milk
  • Tomato and BBQ sauce
  • Toothpaste and other toiletries

Don’t forget to:

  • Give non-perishable items
  • Give new or undamaged packaged items
  • Check the expiry date
  • Make sure the food is sealed
  • Make sure the label is visible

Other ways to get involved

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.

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.

Jodie's story

As the mother with two teenage daughters, Jodie had no family close by or friends to rely on when the environment she was living in became abusive and unsafe for her family to stay in.