New arrivals are often hungry and have little-to-nothing in their pantries. We help get them started by putting together a selection of items into food hampers.

To donate any of these goods, please contact us at

Items needed:

  • Black/green tea, instant coffee

    Photo: Dijana Risteska
  • Cereal – rice bubbles, cornflakes
  • Cooking oil – olive, canola, sunflower
  • Dried red kidney beans
  • Dried chickpeas and broad beans
  • Flour – plain or self-raising
  • Household cleaning items – washing powder (for top loaders), dishwashing liquid, cleaning cloths, toilet cleaner, floor cleaner
  • Lentils – red, green and yellow (also known as daal)
  • Pasta
  • Rice – long grain or basmati
  • Spices – salt, garlic, black pepper, chicken/fish stock cubes, paprika, coriander, cumin, turmeric, curry powder, basil, crushed chillies and ginger
  • Spreads – jam, peanut butter, vegemite
  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Tinned fish – tuna or salmon
  • Tinned tomatoes, fruit and vegetables
  • Toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, deodorant
  • Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce
  • UHT milk
  • White sugar