Give Hunger The Boot!
Car boot filled with non-perishable food items

Join the fight against food insecurity

Join the fight against food insecurity

9 - 31 July 2023

Join Empower Australia in its mission to help the most vulnerable members of the community. We are collecting donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby products, and other essential supplies. Together we can bring relief to individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity and Give Hunger The Boot!
About our Food Relief Centre

How can you get involved?

Step 1

Fill your car boot with essentials!

As you go about your daily shopping, add extra essentials to your trolley such as non-perishable food items, baby products and toiletries.
In Demand Items

Step 2

Drive to an Empower Australia food relief centre.

You can drop off your donations at any of our 5 food relief centres located around Melbourne and Geelong.

Step 3

Snap and spread the word on social media.

Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to join you in making a difference. Share your donation on social media using the hashtag #GiveHungerTheBoot
Examples of In-Demand items

What can you donate?

Empower Australia accepts non-perishable food items that are within a period of at least three months before the ‘Best Before’ or ‘Use By’ date. All donations should be unopened and in the original packaging with full ingredient and allergen listings on the labels.
  • UHT long life milk / Non-diary milk
  • Breakfast cereals/oats
  • Spreads (peanut butter, jam, etc)
  • Canned fish/meat (tuna/spam)
  • Simmer sauces / recipes bases
  • Sauces (tomato, bbq, soy, etc)
  • Snacks (chips, cookies, chocolate)
  • Baby Products (nappies,wet wipes, etc)
Download List

Where can you drop off the donations?

Food donations can be dropped off at any of our 5 food relief centres located around Melbourne and Geelong at the following times:


412 City Road
Southbank VIC 3006
Sundays 9.30am – 1.00pm
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North East

360 Main Road
Lower Plenty VIC 3094
Sundays 9.00am – 10.00am
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251 Maroondah Hwy
Ringwood VIC 3134
Sundays 8.30am – 9.30am
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South East

Hillcrest Christian College
Gate 4/500 Soldiers Rd
Clyde North VIC 3978
Sundays 9.30am – 10.30am

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Rear of 147 Marshalltown Road
Grovedale VIC 3216
Sundays 9.00am – 11.00am
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Boardwalk Specialist Centre
54 Boardwalk Boulevard
Point Cook VIC 3030
Monday - Friday  9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
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Promote the campaign.

We are inviting businesses to join forces with us by organising a Food Drive at your workplace. Empower Australia has compiled a digital toolkit complete with posters, email banners and other materials to assist you in spreading the word about our "Give Hunger The Boot!" campaign.
Download Digital Tookit
Winter brings with it the harsh reality that many families will face a shortage of food on their tables. Together, we can extend a helping hand to those in need, ensuring that no one goes hungry during these difficult times. Your partnership is invaluable in making a real difference and bringing hope to the lives of those who need it most.