Christmas Hamper Wish List

Christmas Hamper Food Drive Wish List

Christmas Hamper Food Drive Wish List


Brisbane Youth Service welcomes donations of specialty items for our Christmas Hampers which are distributed to more than 400 young people and their families each year. If you are interested in purchasing items for the hampers, please see our Christmas Food and Treats Suggestions list. It is important that donated goods are not perishable so please be guided by the list of suggested hamper items below. Any items for the hampers must be received by Friday 1 December 2017. Unfortunately no donations can be accepted after this date.

We understand the lead up to the holiday season is a busy time for everyone, so if you don’t have time to organise a collection or shop for food items you may wish to make a cash donation here.

If you’re interested in donating GoCards or Coles gift cards instead of food, please call 07 3620 2428 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays or email for more information.


Christmas Food and Treats Suggestions

Savoury food

  • Tinned hams – these are great as a Christmas dinner main meal and can be used by young people with no cooking facilities
  • Sauces such as BBQ or honey mustard to go with the ham
  • Tinned meals such as Heinz “Big Eats” or tinned spaghetti and meatballs
  • Savoury biscuits such as rice crackers or cheese crackers
  • Mixed nuts or muesli bars
  • Canned vegetables, tomatoes, corn, soup
  • Jars of dips or salsa, packets of potato or corn chips
  • Pasta sauces, packets of spaghetti or pasta

Sweets, desserts and treats

  • Tinned desserts such as tinned rice, plumb pudding, canned fruit
  • Long life festive cakes and biscuits e.g. Christmas cakes, tinned shortbreads, chocolate or cream biscuits
  • Christmas chocolates, sweets and novelty packs
  • Packet jellies and desserts

Ring pull tins/cans are ideal as can openers are not required.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to be able to collect or pick up goods so we would be very grateful if any donated items could please be delivered to our Fortitude Valley Hub at 42 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley 4006. If you contact us ahead of time we will be able to confirm whether parking is available on site.