Donate Food and Other Essentials

Donate Food and Other Essentials to Support Our Pantry

Donate to Communities@Work Community Food Pantry

Communities@Work’s food programs receive no ongoing ACT or Australian Government funding and rely on strong corporate and community support through sponsorships, philanthropic grants, fundraising and donations.

We appreciate and gladly accept donations for food and other essential times for the Community Pantry. We also accept donations at several other locations around Canberra through our donation collection bins.

Alternatively, you can make a monetary donation directly to Communities@Work which will be used to buy supplies for our Community Pantries, and support the vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our Canberra community.

You can donate food and other essential items including hygiene products to our community food pantry. Our community food pantries help put food on the table for vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Canberra community, and meet their everyday needs. Communities@Work has two community pantries located in the ACT, in Tuggeranong and Gungahlin.

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, the disadvantaged members of our community are finding it difficult to meet their everyday needs. We have also experienced a reduction in food donations and item donations for our community pantries due to the recent panic buying.

If you want to help, now is the time. Donate food and other essential items to our Community Food Pantry and help those in need. Donations can be made at several of our donation bins and drop off points in Canberra.

We would appreciate donations of the following items:

Download our handy shopping list of items we need


Donations are gratefully accepted at:

  • Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm.
  • South.Point Tuggeranong, Anketell St. &, Reed St North, Greenway ACT 2900. (Look for the orange wheelie bins!)
  • Cooleman Court, Brierly St, Weston ACT 2611. (Ground floor, near the elevator) 
  • Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, Gungahlin Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm.
  • Gungahlin Village, 46 Hibberson St, Gungahlin ACT 2912.

Donations can also be made to year round collection bins at:

  • Calwell Shopping Centre
  • Gungahlin Marketplace – outside Woolworths


Due to the implementation of increased social distancing measures to minimise the risk of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you may wish to place an order online, and have your order delivered straight to our community food pantry in Canberra.

Please use the following delivery address and ensure your order is booked to arrive Monday – Friday between 9 am – 4 pm.

  • Communities@Work. Tuggeranong Community Centre: 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway ACT 2900

You can also place an online order for the food and groceries you wish to donate to be delivered to the community centre, from Catch, Coles, Woolworths or any grocery service of your choice.

If you prefer to make a financial donation, you can DONATE MONEY directly to Communities@Work (donations will be used to purchase essential items for our community pantry).

Communities@Work has a commitment to the Canberra community, and we aim to ensure we can continue to provide our essential community services in the face of this unprecedented crisis. Please follow our COVID-19 Information and Advice page for regular updates on the situation and Communities@Work programs and services. 

Our community pantries are open 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday and help people experiencing hardship with free and discounted food, assistance paying for medical scripts (capped) and other services, including information and referrals to other support services in Canberra.

Our clothing program provides men and women in need with free clothing, shoes and accessories for job interviews, work experience or other special events.

Find out more about the essential community services we provide, supporting the community through food, clothing, shelter, and crisis and emergency relief services on our Essentials page.

Click here to explore the different ways you can get involved with Communities@Work and support our local not for profit community services, through a range of options such as fundraising, sponsorship, partnership, donations, sharing of your ideas etc.

Visit The Essentials Page

Get in touch for more information.

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