During Christmas time there are plenty of places to drop off a spare can of food for those in need, but where can we make such donations for the rest of the year? (Often I get an odd product that the kids / hubby decide they are not going to eat and I could return, or easier still just donate while still in date)

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  • Look up local church groups/community groups. They help people in need alot.

  • You can go to your local community centre and check with them. Even the food banks and salvos can help guide you on where you can help those in need as well

  • Get in contact with your local Foodbank – they’re always happy to take donations if you can drop them off to the local depot.

  • Food bank website, theres a place called DRERS in the yarra ranges, salvo stores, and more and more op shops are taking food donations too.

  • The Salvation Army does a community outreach program through the week. Any of their churches should be able to point you in the right direction. Such a positive movement.

  • Do you have a local food bank store or ask the salvos or op shops they may know where you can donate

  • my local supermarket has a spot set up at the front of store to leave donations

  • Places like City Mission or any other reputable charities would be willing to take donations if it’s unopened and has a good shelf life. Give one of your local charities a call.

  • Find you local Foodbank. Also connect with you local community centre who may have a give freely cart (or similar) for those in need to take what they need. Our Childcare also have a give freely cart for families in need.

  • Get in touch with Anglicare Australia and see if there are any local food pantries in your area.

  • Almost every community has food pantries. Look for organisations like Communities at Work, the Salvos, St Vincent de Paul, Ozharvest.

  • In Victoria there are places called food share. But as someone has mentioned, try googling the suggested charity’s closest to you

  • In WA, we have a lot of Little Free Pantry’s at libraries and community centres. Shopping centres often work with Food Bank WA to collect donations. It’s also worth contacting your local church to check if they’re taking donations.

  • I always use Google to search for answers I am unsure about.
    I’m sure it’ll give you a result that suits.

  • There are plenty of organisations supporting homeless and those at risk of being homeless. I would source out a local organisation and find out what they need and see if that works for you.

  • Have a quick search on the foodbank website to see what supports are available in your area that you can make donations to.

  • Find a local food pantry. Or a charity like Communities at Work, which runs both food pantries/food hamper programs and cooking programs for low income/disadvantaged people.

  • There are community centres or community pantries in some areas. Otherwise if you’re around Brisbane or Northern NSW I imagine there will be food donation collection sites soon

  • Does your local mall or supermarket have a charity cage thing? Every other month our local mall has this cage where you can put items into for help those less fortunate.

  • Contact your local information centre. Ours is linked to a program that distributes food.

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