The community spirit of Sutherland Shire shines through in challenging periods such as we are facing now, and we are grateful to our community who have offered support in this difficult time. If you’re in a position to help vulnerable members of our community at this time, there are a number of community organisations who have let us know they would be grateful for your support.
Please take care to ensure you maintain social distancing, proper hygiene measures and related protocols if you are able to assist or donate. The health and wellbeing of our community is of utmost importance and we encourage all to continue monitoring and adhering to the directives of the lead public health agencies, including the Australian Government Department of Health and NSW Health to best look out for each other.
Please note: details below are subject to change at short notice but are correct at time of publishing.
Donations of emergency food pantry items:
- long-life milk
- kids’ lunch items
- sandwich bags
- tea, coffee, and sugar
- 2-minute noodle
- muesli bars
- pasta sauce
- tinned tuna, ham, chicken, and vegetables
- long-life meals
- peanut butter, vegemite, honey, and jam
Requested by Orana – providing support to vulnerable residents of Sutherland Shire (emergency relief, food, and counselling).
Drop off: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm. 3A Stapleton Ave, Sutherland.
Donations of disposable gloves and sanitiser:
Requested by Sutherland Food Services (Meals on Wheels) – providing food to older people and people with disabilities.
Drop off: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm. 430 Kingsway, Caringbah (Located on the grounds of Sutherland Hospital).
Donations of disposable masks and sanitiser:
Requested by Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation – providing support to older Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander residents or those with a disability.
Drop off: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm. 15 Jannali Ave, Jannali
Donations of Activus Friendship Bus Gift Bags:
- Puzzle books
- Individually wrapped biscuits and cakes
- Individually wrapped chocolates, cookies, sweets
- Hand creams
- Individually wrapped soaps
Requested by Activus Transport – provides transport to older people and people with disabilities.
Drop off: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm. 1160 Old Princes Hwy, Enagdine.
Donate your data:
Many Australians are being left behind and isolated simply because they don’t have internet access. Donate your data to provide internet access to those who need it most, especially through these trying times. Find out more.
Sutherland Food Services (Meals On Wheels)
Apply to volunteer online. Find out more.
Volunteer Link is a program by 3Bridges, which recruits, trains and refers members of the public seeking to volunteer to local government and community organisations. Find out more.
Community Helping Community
Now is the time to show just how much our community cares for one another. It's time to demonstrate empathy, support and care for those who are vulnerable and need to self-isolate. We have created a card for the community to use to show they can help and how they can help out a neighbour, friend or family member. Save the JPG below, or download the PDF, print it out and pop into a neighbour's mailbox.
I Can Help - Community Card
If you need someone to talk to, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit: lifeline.org.au