Foodbank NSW & ACT uses face to face fundraisers across NSW and the ACT to gain new supporters. You may have had one of our fundraisers knock on your door or meet you in a shopping centre to have a conversation with you about the reality of food insecurity in Australia and Foodbank’s programs to fight hunger.

Why do we use fundraisers?

By using fundraisers, it is an extremely cost effective way for us to fundraise and inspire new supporters about our work. Our fundraisers get to have important conversations with people and educate them about the face of hunger in Australia and what they can do to help out. By engaging with people face to face we are able to answer questions about our programs and food insecurity that many wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to ask! We continuously monitor our fundraiser’s activity to ensure it is as cost effective as possible.

How can I tell if they are a legitimate fundraiser?

All of our fundraisers will have a Foodbank branded T-shirt and a lanyard with their identification on them to show they are a registered fundraiser.Face to face fundraising Staff involve wear Foodbank branded T-shirt

When are they allowed to come to my door?

Our fundraisers work Monday – Friday between 10am and 8pm, and Saturdays and some Public Holidays from 10am to 6pm. They will not come to your house outside of these hours.

Where are the fundraisers at the moment?

We understand that you want to be sure that the fundraiser at your door is authorised to be there fundraising at the moment.

Below is a list of locations that our fundraisers will be in, week commencing 27 May 2024:

  • Glebe
  • Milperra
  • Riverwood
  • Allambie Heights
  • Summer Hill
  • Rosebery
  • Croydon Park
  • Homebush West
  • Horningsea Park
  • Lidcombe
  • Merrylands
  • Northbridge
  • Artarmon
  • Willoughby
  • Yagoona
  • Erskineville
  • Liberty Grove
  • West Pennant Hills
  • Lansvale
  • Marsden Park
  • Paddington
  • Petersham
  • Kingsgrove
  • Abbotsford
  • Concord West
  • Maroubra
  • Allawah
  • Blakehurst
  • Dundas
  • South Hurstville

If you are still unsure about the legitimacy of any fundraiser or whether they should be in your area, feel free to give us a call on (02) 8834 0634.

Is the information I give secure?

Yes! We take you’re the security of your personal data very seriously. All the information you give to our fundraisers is entered directly into our encrypted software to collect your payment information in a secure way. No information is saved on their tablet.

Direct debit is one of the most secure ways you can give to us. After you sign up to donate you will receive a verification call to confirm all your details are correct.

If you still have any questions or concerns you can have a read of our privacy policy for more information.

Can I make cash or one off donations with fundraisers?

For the safety of our fundraisers, they are not able to accept cash donations while at your door.

If you would like to make a one off donation you can do so here.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact our Regular Giving team at (02) 8834 0634 between 8am and 4pm Monday-Friday.