Stocking the pantry

CARAD is a fabulous organisation in Western Australia that has assisted thousands of refugees and asylum seekers with services such as settlement support, advocacy, referral, financial aid, English lessons, homework support and emergency supplies, including food and other pantry items.

As winter approaches and the number of CARAD’s non-income asylum seeker clients has food donationsincreased, the pantry is running low and they need your help. They’re looking for donations of the following:

cooking oil, sugar, salt, pepper, plain flour, cereal, instant coffee, tea, long-life milk, basmati rice, tinned tuna, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, honey, dried chickpeas or lentils, nuts and dried fruit, shavers, shaving cream, body wash or soap, toothbrushes, shampoo, male and female deodorant, laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, and tissues.

You can drop off your donations to their office at 245 Stirling St, Perth, Monday to Friday between 9am – 4pm.

Please spread the word.

For those of you who are keen to get involved and support some of our most vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, volunteering with organisations such as CARAD is a great option. They have volunteering information sessions coming up, held at the CARAD office on:

  • Monday 22 May from 12-1 pm
  • Wednesday 24 May from 5.30-6.30 pm

Sessions will cover what CARAD does, the specific volunteer roles available, and the process for becoming involved. After attending an information session, volunteers will then be invited to participate in a ‘Building Bridges’ Training Course. To register your attendance please email