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Food vouchers, parcels and foodbanks

Are you currently needing food items, pantry items, or vouchers to get by? Running low on funds to manage day-to-day expenses?

There are a variety of food services available to assist you when you are stuck in a difficult situation. The services below are external to DUSA and Deakin – be sure to check out the Survival Centre or contact the DUSA Advocacy team for more information if you are unsure of what you can access.

State-wide services

Follow the prompts on the Ask Izzy website to find food parcels, food pantries and vouchers in your local area based on your postcode.

Melbourne Services

Food Parcels, Foodbanks and vouchers

Collingwood Foodbank | Please call 03 9470 4483
Church of Joint Mission in Flemington | Please call 03 9376 3777
Christ Church Mission Community Centre | Please call 03 9534 9250.

Community Meals

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria - Soup Van Program | Please call1800 305 330
Salvation Army, The Light House Café
Sacred Heart Mission Community Meals
| Please call 03 9537 1166
Christ Church Mission Community Centre
| Please call 03 9534 9250
The Big Umbrella
| Please contact:

International Students

Foodbank International Student Pop-Up Store | Please call 03 9362 8300

First Nations Students

VACCA provides food vouchers and material aid in times of crisis for First Nations people. They are open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. For enquiries, please contact your closest VACCA office.
Chirnside Park
- 1 East Ridge Drive, Chirnside Park VIC 3116
(03) 8727 0200

- Level 2, 1 - 7 Langhorne Street, Dandenong VIC 3175
(03) 9108 3500

- 340 Bell Street Preston VIC 3072
(03) 9287 8800

- 75 - 79 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030
(03) 9742 8300

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

RISE Foodbank | Offers pantry and staple food items, as well as fresh produce. For enquiries, please call 03 9639 8623.

Burwood Students

Uniting East Burwood | For people with a Health Care Card living in the Whitehorse local government area. For enquiries, please call 03 9803 3400.
Crossway Lifecare Burwood East | Food hampers available for those living in the Whitehorse and Monash local government areas.
Camcare Camberwell | Food bank and free meals available for people living in the Boroondara local government area.

Geelong Services

Food Parcels, Foodbanks, and vouchers

Visit Feed Geelong to find out where you can access food and meals in your local area.
Feed Me Bellarine
| For enquiries, please call or text 0422 798 791
Empower Food Relief Centre | For enquiries please call 9896 7999

Community Meals

Christ Church Community Meals | For enquiries, please call 03 5221 8055
OneCare Geelong
| For enquiries, please call 0481 445 057

International Students

Sikh Community of Greater Geelong | For enquiries, please call 0423 069 194, or visit their website.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

St Mary’s Parish Pantry | For enquiries, please call 03 5222 1977

Don't forget...

DUSA’s Student Survival Centres are available for Deakin students who are facing financial hardships and in desperate need of basic emergency food and supplies. Students can access basic food items, personal hygiene products, sexual health products, clothing, towels, bedding, homewares, stationary, notebooks and more for free.
Deakin Financial Assistance:
Contact a Financial Assistance Officer via Student Central to discuss your needs. Deakin offers a range of financial supports such as interest free loans, grants or scholarships.

While DUSA makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, DUSA expressly excludes responsibility for any errors or omissions. We highly recommend contacting the service to confirm opening days and times prior to access as they are subject to change.

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