Hobsons Bay festive food and toy drive

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Until Thursday 16 December 2021.

It is more important than ever to support those in the Hobsons Bay community who are struggling the most.

The Festive Food and Toy Drive is your chance to end 2021 on a positive note by donating unopened non-perishable food (clearly labeled and packed) and new toys to local families needing extra support this festive season.

Donated food will go to local emergency relief providers and donated toys will go to West Welcome Wagon

Accepted goods:

Food: Non perishable items with expiry dates of 2022 or beyond.

Toys: New, unwrapped, toys, books, gift vouchers (under 2 years old and over 12 years old especially)


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Donations can be made at the following locations until Thursday 16 December 2021. Due to COVID-19, please check with each donation point for drop-off times. 

Thank you in advance for donating generously to support the Festive Food and Toy Drive.


Drop off times Contact details
Altona Library (Click and Collect area - branch reopen on Wed 1 Dec)
123 Queen Street, Altona

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm

1300 462 542
Hobsons Bay Civic Centre
115 Civic Parade, Altona
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm 1300 179 944
Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre
5 Sargood Street, Altona
Please call to check 9398 2511
Latitude: Directions for Young People
2 Somers Parade, Altona

Please call to check

9315 0061
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
Central Square Shopping Centre
2 Newham Way, Altona Meadows

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday 2pm to 5pm

1300 462 542
Laverton Community Children's Centre
15 Crown Street, Laverton
Please call to check 9360 0964
Altona North Community Library
Corner Millers and McArthur Roads, Altona North
Monday to Friday: 9.30pm to 5pm

1300 462 542
Library at Newport Community Hub (from Wednesday 1 Dec)
13 Mason St, Newport
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Newport Outlets Co-operative Neighbourhood House & Newport Community Education Centre
43 Mason Street, Newport
Please call to check 9391 8504
South Kingsville Community Centre
43 Paxton Street, South Kingsville

Please call to check

9399 3000
Williamstown Library 
104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm
Sunday: 2pm to 5pm
1300 462 542


These are the agencies that are partnering to distribute your donations:

Laverton Community Integrated Services (LCIS)
LCIS is proud to provide both emergency relief and crisis intervention services for residents of Hobsons Bay. Their program supports people experiencing food insecurity by way of fresh food parcels and/or supermarket vouchers.

Latitude Directions for Young People
Over the past year, Latitude has supported more than 200 young people at risk of/or experiencing homelessness in Hobsons Bay and Moonee Valley, and continues to provide food relief to the most vulnerable young people in our community. This Christmas, they will be delivering special hampers to kids who need it the most.

Salvation Army Altona
The Salvation Army provides a range of services in Hobsons Bay including emergency food relief and material aid. They provide food and hampers to people from their site in Altona and also via a home delivery service in emergency situations.

St Vincent de Paul
St Vincent de Paul provide material aid and emergency relief to the Altona, Altona Meadows, Laverton, Newport, Williamstown areas. On average they visit about 80 families each month and expect to be extremely busy over the Christmas period providing support to vulnerable families in Hobsons Bay.

West Welcome Wagon
West Welcome Wagon is a volunteer run not-for-profit dedicated to providing material aid and support to asylum seekers in Melbourne's west. They assist more than 500 households of asylum seekers, from approximately 30 different countries, with good quality donated items such as furniture, bedding, clothing, children’s toys, appliances and kitchenware.