Bread For You

Food Crisis Relief & Emergency Help

Emergency relief services are delivered by many of the community organisations with whom we share bread. These organisations help people address immediate basic needs in times of crisis. Emergency relief supports people experiencing financial distress or hardship and who have limited means or resources to help them alleviate their financial crisis.

Find an Emergency Relief service provider near you through the DSS Service Directory.

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy is a free and anonymous way to find national and local support. It includes services like housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice and many more.

Emergency relief organisations provide immediate financial and/or material support to people in financial crisis. The type of assistance offered by each organisation varies; however, it may include one-off assistance such as:


If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Link2home is the NSW statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Different housing assistance options are also available to meet your needs, including help with homelessness

Click here to get help with housing and homelessness

Together Home

The Together Home program aims to transition people onto a trajectory away from homelessness and into long-term stable housing, while improving overall personal wellbeing. Find out more about Together Home

Organisations We Work With

If you are feeling overwhelmed and in need of some support, please contact one of the following organisations or agencies who may be able to assist you.


Vinnies are nourishing the hungriest and neediest in our community. They provide all kinds of nourishment, from hot meals, drinks and snacks to companionship and community. To get in touch with Vinnies call:

Tel: 13 18 12

St Merkorious Charity

Paula and her wonderful team cook up hope and connection for people every day. They provide hot, nutritious meals, fresh healthy food, and other essentials for anyone needing vital assistance.

Tel: 02 9799 9954

Loaves & Fishes Restaurant

This famous Sydney icon serves totally FREE breakfast and lunch seven days a week, while their food vans deliver more lunches and dinners to the suburbs.

Tel: 02 8752 4600

Wesley Mission

For Wesley Mission, helping people is what inspires them. They offer support in many ways, including emergency relief for children, families and the elderly, those struggling with addiction, mental health issues, financial or domestic challenges, homelessness and much more.

Tel: 02 9263 5555