Local charities

Dandelion Support Network

Run by volunteers who process donated nursery equipment & children’s clothes for distribution to families in need through support agencies and hospitals.

Share the Dignity
Multiple Shire locations

Sanitary items should be a right NOT a privilege.
We were shocked to hear about homeless women and the difficulties they face when getting their period.

This organisation’s mission is to ensure everyone is afforded the dignity they deserve.

One Meal – Sutherland Shire
Old Princess Hwy, Sutherland
0478 478 464

One Meal – Sutherland, an arm of One Meal – It Makes A Difference, was founded in July 2016 after realising a lack of adult male homeless support, and an unexpectedly high number of homeless in general in the Sutherland Shire.

Shire Animal Rescue
0451 919 352

Sutherland Shire based Animal Rescue.

Currently NOT a registered charity but donations (funds and/or food) are welcomed.

Urban Food Care
13/800-812 Old Illawarra Road
9532 1622

Urban Food Care is a charity offering low cost grocery & fresh food items in Menai. Our aim is to help support individuals & families who may need a hand accessing basic food items and other necessities due to long or short term financial difficulty.
If you hold a Centrelink Pension, Concession or Health Care Card or have recently experienced financial hardship, please drop into the shop & see how we may be able to help you. The shop is open to members during school terms:
· Thursdays 5pm to 7pm – with a free BBQ dinner
· Fridays 9.30am to 11.30am – with free morning tea
Membership is $5 per year, which gives access to heavily discounted groceries and a range of free items such as fruit, vegetables, bread, meat and other items as they become available.
Shop location: 13/800-812 Old Illawarra Road, Menai NSW 2234,
For more information drop into the shop or contact Gail on 9532 1622 or email urbanfoodcare@urbanlife.com.au