Connecting communities - emergency relief

Help and support for people looking for emergency relief.

Hot food, hampers, financial relief, assistance with paying bills.

Australian Government COVID-19 disaster payment

If you lost income during the Sydney COVID-19 restrictions, you may be eligible for the Australian Government's COVID-19 disaster payment.

More information

Organisations that can help you

The following organisations can help with food, hampers, financial relief and assistance paying bills:

Baycity Care (Arncliffe) - emergency food hampers and bill assistance

23 Barden St, Arncliffe

Open on Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-1pm and 5.30pm-6:30pm

Provide FREE fruit, veg & bread &  for a nominal fee groceries

https://www.facebook.com/BCCArncliffeCommunityFoodCare/

02 9597 1477

Department of Social Services Grants Directory - emergency relief services in your area

https://serviceproviders.dss.gov.au/

Metro Assist - relief assistance which may include food vouchers, chemist bills, phone bills, opal cards and partial energy bills

02 9789 3744 or 02 8709 0200

St George and Sutherland Homeless help - accommodation, financial assistance, food and meals

http://www.sgshomelesshelp.org.au/

Emergency Relief Resource - for eastern suburbs and city CBD

https://jnc.org.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/JNC-Crisis-Directory_2021.pdf

Prosper (Project Australia) Sydney help hub - material assistance by request

https://www.facebook.com/ProsperProjectAustralia

0402 787 571

mail@prosperprojectaustralia.org

Anglicare - emergency food assistance

https://www.anglicare.org.au/what-we-offer/food-and-%20financial-assistance/help-with-food/ 

Foodbank - for referrals to other food service providers

Foodback doesn't provide food directly to the community, but can give you the details of local service providers

https://www.foodbank.org.au/

02 9756 3099

St Vincent de Paul Community Support Centre

https://www.vinnies.org.au/

Kogarah storehouse (Kogarah) - emergency food and bill support

https://www.kogarahstorehouse.org.au/

OzHarvest - free food supermarket

https://www.ozharvest.org/what-we-do/market/

Project kindness - can deliver food, toiletries, kids toys, bedding and more

https://projectkindness.com.au/

0402 518 450

bekind@projectkindness.com.au

National debt helpline

https://ndh.org.au/

1800 007 007

Junction neighbourhood centre - COVID-19 services directory

http://jnc.org.au/jnc-covid-19-crisis-directory/

Food and meals for older Australians

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/assistance-with-food-and-meals-for-older-australians-impacted-by-covid-19

The Staples Bag - $10 bags of heavily discounted food

https://www.thestaplesbag.ssi.org.au/

449 Canterbury Rd, Campsie

Open 9:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

(02) 9787 6832

The Crateful Group - fresh food hampers in the Bexley area

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2498108250219472/