The Richmond Churches Food Centre exists to address issues of food security within the City of Yarra. Supplementary food assistance is provided on a walk-up basis. To receive assistance you must provide a healthcare or other Centrelink benefit card. Special assistance is provided to people with bridging visas. Homeless people are assisted wherever possible.
The Richmond Churches Food Centre is a joint initiative of the parish churches of Richmond: St Stephen’s and St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, St Ignatius’ Catholic Church and the Richmond Uniting Church. The centre is staffed by volunteers from the churches.
When: Mondays and Fridays, 9.30am – 2.00pm
Where: St Ignatius Centre, Richmond Terrace / The Vaucluse
Enquiries: St Stephen’s Parish Office (9428 4871)
To donate: please visit the Food Centre page
The Food Centre receives a limited amount of stock from VicRelief, FoodBank Victoria and Food Share. We encourage local schools and businessess to be involved through can drives.
Donations of non-perishable food are always welcome. Foodstuffs that are in high demand include rice, dry pasta, canned tuna, canned meals (including pre-packed meals and soups), canned spaghetti, baked beans and fruit, dry and sweet biscuits. Ring-pull cans are preferred.
New volunteers are always welcome. If you would be interested in joining the team, please contact St Stephen’s Parish Office.