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Food Pantry

NewHope Community Care offers food parcels and toiletries to people in need all year round. We have a constant supply of non-perishable foods as well as some refrigerated and frozen items and basic toiletries. Members of the community are able to come into NewHope to receive pre-packed food hampers.

To access food relief you may call NewHope reception on (03) 9890 7999 or we are open for walk-ins, Monday – Friday between 10am-2pm.

Food pantry hours for 2020 are Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings between 10.30am and 12.30pm (bookings essential). You may collect a pre packed Food Hamper from reception outside of the pantry opening hours.


The generous donation and grants we receive as well as the work of volunteers enable us to offer this important service. There are donation points at NewHope Blackburn and NewHope Croydon, allowing the community to participate with donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries.

Most Common Items

  • Coffee, Tea, Milo
  • Milk (Longlife)
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Canned Goods (Fruit, Vegetables, Tuna etc)
  • Pasta & Sauce
  • Spreads (Honey, Jam etc)
  • Quick Meals (2min Noodles)
  • Dry & sweet biscuits
  • Reusable shopping bags


  • Snacks (Muesli bars, Chips etc)
  • Cereal
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Nappies
  • Toilet Paper