The foodbank provides you with free food if you can’t afford to buy your own groceries due to severe financial hardship.
Swinburne University buys in some food, while the rest is donated by reputable companies. You do not need to be assessed to receive foodbank assistance, but if you find you are coming back regularly, then you might benefit from other kinds of assistance, such as financial advice.
The foodbank provides non-perishable food items such as pasta, rice, cans of tuna and soup.
How to access the foodbank
There is a foodbank on each Swinburne campus. It's free and you don't need to make an appointment. Simply visit Health and Wellbeing on your campus.
Other financial help
The foodbank is for times of exceptional hardship and should not be used regularly. If you find you are often struggling to afford to buy food, you may be directed to see a student equity adviser to get budgeting advice, or to a welfare agency such as the Salvos for extra support.
Swinburne also offers a range of other financial support options, such as grants, loans and health and travel concessions.