Getting started

Here's how

1.

Register and start collecting items to fill your Food for Families boxes that are on their way.

Haven't registered yet?

Join in!

2.

Use the Food for Families promotional materials and plan your approach for collecting food donations this Christmas.

Get the resources

3.

Spread the word! Ask friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues to start collecting items. Get them started by passing around the shopping list so they know what to donate.

4.

Make sure all food is in to you before Friday 15 December.

5.

Finally, get your food to us. Drop off your items at one of our collection points shown below

If you can't arrange to drop off at one of the locations below, book a courier through 13CABS on 13 22 27

Five simple ways to boost your collection

Here are just a few suggestions we’ve come up with to help you make your collection a big success.

Set up a Christmas Tree in a prominent place surrounded by Food for families boxes – eg office foyer, staff kitchen or break out space
Ask people you’d usually do a Kris Kringle with to donate food items instead
Host a lunch or morning tea and ask everyone to bring food items, or to raise funds for a big shopping trip.
Why not run a Challenge for who contributes the most, and really have some fun!
Plan a trip to a local grocery store with a group of friends and shop for your food items together
Create some fun incentives for those involved – for example, a prize for every 100th item donated

Our drop off points

Broadmeadows
Uniting Wesley Employment Services
Lvl 3, 1100 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm
9049 5900

Burwood East
Uniting Wesley Neurological Support Services
515 Highbury Rd, Burwood East
(corner Bowen Cres and Highbury Rd)
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm
8846 8900

Chadstone
Uniting Wesley St Mark’s
7 Edward St, Chadstone
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm
9807 3634

Dandenong
Uniting Wesley Dandenong
Level 7, 280 Thomas St, Dandenong,
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
9794 3000

Footscray
Uniting Wesley Disability Employment Services
154 Nicholson Street, Footscray
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
8199 6200

Footscray
Uniting Wesley Footscray Outreach
310 Barkly St, Footscray
Donations accepted from Wednesday to Friday, 9.30am-4.00pm.
Enter via back carpark (93 Smithfield Rd) and ring bell by back door
Larger donations of multiple boxes can be made here
9689 3515

Prahran
Uniting Prahran (formerly Prahran Mission)
211 Chapel Street, Prahran
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
9692 9500

Ringwood
Uniting Wesley Ringwood
291A Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm
Larger donations of multiple boxes can be made here
8870 4000

South Melbourne
Uniting South Port
317-329 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne
Donations accepted Monday to Friday 8:30am-4pm.
9690 1188

Sunshine
Uniting Lentara
32 Withers Street, Sunshine
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
9311 5900

Wantirna South
Uniting Harrison
1012 Little Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Enter via gate entrance 4 from Burwood Hwy
9871 8700

Werribee
Uniting Disability Employment Services
3 Duncans Rd, Werribee
Donations accepted Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
8744 5300