Supporting small and independent businesses in the community is at the heart of what we do here at YourGrocer. That's why we're so excited to be able to extend this support to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Foodbank, and help provide groceries to people who need them!
The ASRC currently provides groceries to more than 1000 people. Most have no income and around half are children. People seeking asylum experience high rates of housing insecurity and can be excluded from work rights and important Federal Government social safety nets such as Medicare and Centrelink.
Our ASRC Donation Pack is made up of much-needed food and goods. Each week, we will drop the donations to the foodbank in Footscray, where volunteers sort and distribute the donations.
When sending a donation to the ASRC, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
Your donation order is separate from your normal grocery order
Your donation doesn't include perishables
You have organised this delivery for a Monday
The delivery address is set to 218 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011
How to send a donation to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre:
Please Note: If you are organising a donation from outside of Melbourne, you'll need to create an account with a Melbourne postcode, we recommend using 3011. Then follow the steps below.
Choose the delivery time (click on the truck icon on the top right-hand side of the page). Please select Mondays between 3pm - 5pm.
On a computer: Select "Meals & Lists" in the top banner of the website.
On a tablet or phone: Select "Menu" in the top corner and hit "Meals & Lists"
Select the ASRC Donation Pack. You can edit the quantity of each item on the list, just ensure the order amount meets our $60 order minimum.
The donation pack is made up of items that the foodbank is in the most need of right now, so we kindly ask that you stick to this list.
We recommend toggling through the "Details" and "Instructions" tab on the meal page to ensure you're following the right steps.
When you're ready add the donation pack to your cart and proceed to the checkout.
Scroll down to the 'Delivery Address' section and edit the details. Change the address to 218 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011
If you don't have a YourGrocer membership, we will deliver your donation free of charge. In the coupon code box, use the code ASRCFREEDELIVERY.
Be sure the ‘save this address’ box is unticked so your next order is sent to your address!
Your contribution to the foodbank is tax-deductible. Your tax receipt will be emailed to you by the ASRC within four weeks of placing your order.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.
Thank you for making a difference with your donation!