Donate Food and Other Essentials

Donate food and other essential items to our community pantries, and help us support people experiencing hardship.

Donate food and other essentials to Communities@Work

Donate Food and Other Essentials to Support Our Community Pantry

Communities at Work’s food programs operate at our two community pantries – Tuggeranong and Gungahlin. Our community pantries support the vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Canberra community in need of food and personal care items.

Our pantries receive no ongoing ACT or Australian Government funding. We rely on strong corporate and community support through sponsorships, philanthropic grants, fundraising and donations, along with our food rescue program and supplies from Food Bank, to stock the pantries.

Every year, we support almost 15,000 vulnerable people who come to our community food pantries to access free and heavily discounted food, household products, and personal care items. And we need your help to continue providing this support!

We need donations of food including everyday meals, baby needs, tinned food etc. We also need donations of essential items to keep our community pantries stocked, such as hygiene products and cleaning products.

We will gladly accept donations of food and essential items for:


You can also download our shopping list of items we need (pdf).

Alternatively, you can make a monetary donation directly to Communities at Work which will be used to buy supplies for our Community Pantries, and help support the vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our Canberra community. All monetary donations above $2 are tax-deductible.


  • 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

Donate Food by Placing an Online Order for Delivery at our Food Pantry

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. Your donation will then be 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 at Work. Tuggeranong Community Centre: 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway ACT 2900

You can 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 tax-deductible financial donation, you can DONATE MONEY directly to Communities at Work (donations will be used to purchase essential items for our community pantry).

Communities at Work has a commitment to the Canberra community. We aim to ensure we can continue to provide our essential community support services for food, clothing and accommodation to everyone in the community who needs our help. 

Your support, whether you choose to make a monetary donation, or donate food and other essential items, will help put food on the table for vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Canberra community and meet their everyday needs. If you’re unsure how to drop off your donations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

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.

Find out more about how we help the Canberra community through our pantries and other support programs. 

Find out more about our Sustainable Food Rescue Program.

Click here to explore the different ways you can get involved with Communities at Work and support our local not for profit community services, through a range of options.

Get in touch for more information.


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