For February 2023, TAR shifts its collection focus to Star of the Sea, Ocean Grove. Donations of dried or canned foods, such as Basmati Rice, Chickpeas, Red Kidney Beans or toiletries or shopping vouchers would be most gratefully received. Thank you for all past and future generosity. Contact:

You can donate online at any time to Wesley Church Welcome Place:

BSB Number: 633 000
Account Number: 160 305 066

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TAR Grocery Collections (27/10/2022)

TAR will resume its cyclical grocery collections in each of our parish centres in support of refugees and asylum seekers within the Geelong Region.  Please find below a list of groceries and other products that can provide practical support to people in need.

Our Refugee friends in Geelong continue to need much support and greatly appreciate the generosity of our Parishioners. For a list of suggested items check the Parish Website, click Ministries & Groups/TAR and scroll to the end or email

TAR List of suggested donations for the Welcome Place Foodbank

  • Long grain Basmati rice.
  • Vegetable oil, safflower oil, olive oil.
  • Jars of minced garlic, ginger, chilli.
  • Tinned lentils, chick-peas, tomatoes.
  • Tinned tuna in oil.
  • Tomato paste.
  • Dried noodles and pasta.
  • Honey, Peanut Butter, Nutella.
  • Tins or tubs of peaches, pears, apricots, pineapple.
  • Packets of dried fruit & nuts.
  • Packets of sultanas, raisins apricots, dates.
  • Packets of sweet biscuits, muesli bars, dry biscuits.
  • Tea (green tea, black tea, earl grey).
  • Instant coffee, Milo.
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, moisturiser).
  • Laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent.
  • Tissues, Baby wipes.
  • Treats for children.

(Health protocols require that all food items are packaged, sealed and within use by date.)