Foodbank Donations





The House of Welcome exists to welcome, shelter and empower people seeking asylum and refugees regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, nationality or religion. They provide client-centred holistic support services that nurture hope, advocate for justice and promote self-reliance, whilst acknowledging the dignity and the rights of each individual. Their Foodbank provides culturally appropriate household groceries to help their clients alleviate the cost of living.

MCC Welfare Services is gathering donations for House
of Welcome’s Foodbank which provides household
necessities for people seeking asylum and who have limited
or no income. MCC Sydney will take these donations during the season of Lent (until 9 April 2020).

Please phone our office and leave your number so we can call you to arrange a time for you to deliver your gift. (02) 9569 5122

The following items are regularly requested and can be freely donated:

  • Cooking Oil

  • Basmati rice

  • Flour/Sugar

  • Long life (UHT) milk

  • Canned Tomatoes/Chick Peas/Lentils

  • Canned fruit

  • Tinned fish (tuna in oil)

  • Instant noodles

  • Tea & Coffee

  • Cooking Spices

  • Jams & Honey

  • Breakfast cereal

  • Biscuits (savoury and sweet)

We appreciate your intentions, but we request that you please do not donate baked beans, soup, beetroot or tinned spaghetti. All food items should be shelf stable and within their best before or use by date.

The following non-food items are also requested:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Laundry detergent

  • Dishwashing liquid

  • Razors/Shaving foam

  • Sanitary Pads (no tampons)

  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste

  • Toilet paper/Tissues

  • Nappies (larger sizes)

  • Baby Wipes

  • Deodorant

  • Household cleaning items – tea towels, dishcloths, sponges


You can contact House of Welcome to find out if there are any shortages urgently needed.

02 9727 9290

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