The Food Aid program provides support to people seeking asylum and refugees frequently at risk of poverty, malnutrition and social isolation. People seeking asylum on limited income support can barely pay their rent, utilities, travel and food. The Food Aid program relies on your generous donations to support families on low or no income in a fair and dignified way that is healthy and culturally appropriate. We’d like to thank our partners including Foodbank Victoria, Sathya Sai International organisation of Australia & PNG, and many more, who help to get food and toiletries to us on a regular basis.


These are some practical ways you can help support families seeking asylum, who are living below the poverty line. You can:

  • Donate food here (List of items below)
  • Become an on-going food sponsor
  • Organise a food drive with your school, church, office, family or community group
  • Order groceries onlineor drop them off

All donations and sponsorships over $2 are tax deductible, if you can provide a receipt.

Items needed:

  • Rice (long grain or basmati)
  • Lentils – Red, Green and Yellow
  • Cooking oil (Olive, Canola, Sunflower)
  • Dried Red Kidney beans
  • Dried Chickpeas/broad beans
  • Tinned fish (tuna or salmon)
  • Flour (plain or self-raising)
  • Spices (salt, garlic , black pepper, chicken/fish stock (cubes), paprika, coriander, cumin, turmeric, curry powder(mild or hot), basil, crushed chillies, ginger etc.)
  • Cereals -Milo, Cornflakes
  • Spreads – Jam, Peanut Butter, Vegemite
  • UHT milk
  • Black/green tea/Coffee (instant)
  • White sugar
  • Tomato paste
  • Toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, deodorant (male/female)
  • Household cleaning items – washing powder, dishwashing liquid, cleaning cloths, toilet cleaner, floor cleaner
  • Any other goodies you deem good to donate are always appreciated such as crackers, biscuits, sweets or items you wish to share
  • Shopping bags and jeeps

Thank you all for your generosity and taking the time to donate.

Operational Ethos:

FOR is committed to tackling poverty and its causes, with the aim of enabling people and their communities to live in dignity, peace and self-sufficiency. FOR also ensures Food Aid is culturally appropriate and once immediate hardships have been removed, we focus on empowering people for more positive days ahead.