Thanks to compassionate people in the Australian community, our Foodbank currently feeds and provides necessities for families who would otherwise have nowhere else to go.

About the Foodbank

Food insecurity is a significant challenge for the families and individuals we serve. Long waits for resolution of asylum applications means many of our clients spend extended periods of time without work rights, access to Federal Government support or other ways of supporting themselves.

Thanks to schools, parishes, Congregations, dioceses, community centres, and NGO partners, including Share the Dignity, Mums4Refugees, Dandelion Support Network, The Nappy Collective, we can ensure that people in need have access to essential household items, and can put food on their table.

JRS Australia would also like to thank the City of Sydney Council, the City of Parramatta Council, and Cumberland City Council for their support of and contributions to the JRS Foodbank.

How it works

Every day of the week food and essential items are donated by the community to our Foodbank. Volunteers and staff receive the food, and package it into family-sized and individual parcels, before the parcels are then collected by families and individuals as needed.

During COVID-19, JRS Australia was delivering up to 200 bags per week to the people we serve. It is a pleasure for us to now be able meet the families we serve again in person after losing our face-to-face contact for so long.

Thank you for your interest in helping families and individuals obtain the food and essential items they need!

Would you like to get involved?

Demand is very high for the food and essentials that the JRS Australia Foodbank offers to our clients. We welcome all donations, especially those listed on our essential items list available here.

To donate, please call (02) 9098 9336 or email: or

To arrange drop-off or delivery of food or material donations please email: