JRS’ Lenten Foodbank Drive

23 July 2024

 6 Weeks of Lent – Give 6 things

17 Feb – 4 April 2021

COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on people seeking asylum. Right now, JRS is feeding around 1000 people a week and the demand for help keeps growing. Without access to any federal support, the only place to access help is often charities, like JRS. JRS’ Lenten Food Drive is a chance for your parish, school or community group to join to help those who need it most in our community.

 To keep everyone fed, please donate one item per week: 

  • Week 1: Basmati Rice (1kg or 2kg bags)
  • Week 2: Tuna in oil
  • Week 3: Cooking oil (750ml/1L or 2L bottles)
  • Week 4: Tinned Tomatoes
  • Week 5: Tinned Lentils/Chickpeas/Red Kidney Beans
  • Week 6: Pasta (spaghetti, penne, spiral, etc… please not tinned spaghetti)

Dropping off items: 

At the end, donations can be dropped at the JRS office at 10 Victoria Rd, Parramatta between 12 – 15 April or 3 – 6 May. To drop off items, please be sure to book a date and time in advance as we have limited parking and storage space at our new office. Please email: foodbank@jrs.org.au or simply call: (02) 9098 9336.


Please click here for the PDF to share with your parish, school or community of all the items needed and how to get involved.