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Register to be a Recipient Partner Organisation?
If you are a organisation/community group whose clients will benefit from receiving our food boxes, kindly register your interest here and one of our team members will be in contact shortly.

Who are we?
The Halal Food Bank in Melbourne is a not-for-profit initiative run entirely by volunteers and purely with donations, and aims to provide halal, nutritionally sound food to needy families, those who require crisis support, and asylum seekers on a monthly basis.

What do we do?

In response to Covid-19, we are processing over 3 tonnes ($8000+) of food through our warehouse monthly. This equates to an average of 350 boxes and ingredients for 17500 meals each month.

Previously (Pre Covid-19): We collect non-perishable food donations from the community. The food is sorted during our inventory session, where the expiry and ingredients (halal) are checked to meet our quality control standards. The food is then packed into cardboard boxes, with a nutritionist recommended quantity of food of different categories (e.g. starches, proteins, fruits and vegetables etc). Our food donations come from the wider community; schools, community groups, day care centres and the public. Large food donations are picked up from the location by volunteers. Throughout Covid-19 travel restrictions and purchase limits at supermarkets, our dedicated volunteers continued to support us through purchases and deliveries of food. However, we continue to encourage monetary donations until further notice, to remain Covid Safe.

When is the next packing day?
Our packing days are held on the last Sunday of every month in Campbellfield.

How do I volunteer?
Please fill in the volunteer sign up form to register your details. We send out an SMS for volunteers a week prior to the scheduled packing days.

Want To Help Us

We appreciate your support in anyway you can help. You can write to us with your suggestions or provide your valuable time in coordinating with ‘on the ground’ volunteers.

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