Donate now! Support Afri-Aus Care and ADRA Victoria with their community pantry

Calling for food, personal items and cleaning products.

Monday, 27 April 2020 at 10:44 pm
Afri-Aus Care supporting Victoria's African communities

Afri-Aus Care and ADRA Victoria need our help to restock their community pantry with essential items including food, personal items and cleaning products.

CEO and Founder of Afri-Aus Care Selba Gondoza Luka said Afri-Aus Care has seen a considerable rise in unemployment among its young African Australian clients and their families living in South East Melbourne since the coronavirus outbreak.

“To support our clients, many who have lost their jobs, we’ve been working in collaboration with ADRA Victoria to deliver emergency food packages to individuals and families in the community who are most at need,” Ms Gondoza Luka said.

“Our food supplies are quickly becoming depleted and we now urgently need more food, personal items and cleaning products.”  

Items urgently needed are listed below and can be dropped off at ADRA Afri-Aus Care Community Centre, 562 Springvale Road, Springvale South, Victoria.


  • Maize Flour (White and Yellow-polenta)
  • Semolina
  • Bread flour
  • Yeast
  • Couscous
  • Sugar (White and Brown)
  • Quinoa  
  • Cooking Salt
  • Cooking Oil
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Long Life Milk
  • Powdered Milk
  • Tea Leaves
  • Coffee
  • Dry Apricots/Dates
  • Dry Beans
  • Tinned foods (beans, tomatoes, soup)
  • Cereals

Personal and cleaning products

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Nappies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes (adult/kids)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Bathing soap eg Lux Palmolive ets
  • Washing Powder
  • Dish washing Liquid
  • Tissues
  • Baby food

CEO and Founder of Afri-Aus Care Selba Gondoza Luka won an award for Meritorious Service to the Community in Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2019. Watch her speak about Afri-Aus Care and the important work that they’ve been doing to support Victoria’s African and culturally and linguistically diverse communities for the last five years.

Find out more about Afri-Aus Care at: or

The Commission is inspired by the amazing work our multicultural communities continue to do during the coronavirus crisis, and we would love to hear how communities are supporting each other during this period.

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