How to assist people experiencing homelessness or food insecurity

This guide provides advice on who to contact before you offer assistance to people experiencing homelessness or food insecurity.


There are many services providing food and other supports to people experiencing homelessness across the City of Sydney local area.

Before you offer support to people experiencing homelessness, contact the homelessness unit.

Our team will provide advice about how best to assist, directing resources to need and avoiding duplication and waste.

If you wish to volunteer or provide food to assist people experiencing food insecurity, contact your local council. They should be able to provide details of community organisations already supporting priority populations in your local area.

You can also contact organisations such as Givit, Oz Harvest or Food Bank, or look at the City of Sydney’s volunteer and goods donation directory