Welcome to the Hope Centre!

The Hope Centre is a food rescue and training not for profit organisation based in Warrawong NSW. We are one of the largest distributors of food rescue in the Illawarra as well as having distribution partners based in the Shoalhaven area. The Food Barn is the largest program run by the Hope Centre and has been ongoing for the past 9 years providing affordable and healthy food to our regions most marginalised people as well as those going through a though period. The Centre also runs regular training courses for the unemployed and focuses on getting them job ready as well as providing work placements. All training is done in the brand new training suite opened this year by the Hon. Scott Morrison MP. 

We Are Open!

Tuesday10am -3pm
Wednesday10am -3pm
Thursday10am -3pm
Friday10am -3pm

Latest News

Community Drag Car Project - 26/06/2015

The Hope Centre is excited to announce the Community Drag Car project which will be revving up this July. With 15 volunteers working together to build a drag car from scratch that will be run at Eastern Creek. Over the 6 months the volunteers will learn mechanics, warehousing as well as soft skills training. The project will encourage intergenerational dialogue reducing the divide between the old and young.

Café @ The Barn - 23/06/2015

Great News! Our Café is open again serving Coffee, Cake and some yummy snacks so make sure you pop in this week and give it a try! All profits go to the Food Barn charity.

Hard Grind 4 Course Graduation! - 12/06/2015

A huge congratulations to the Hard Grind 4 student cohort who graduated last Friday with excellent results. 9 of whom have already secured employment prior to graduation. They are now all on our 12 month helping hand program where the Hope Centre will help achieve their personal and career goals.

True Steel Is Back! - 29/05/2015

The Hope Centre is excited to announce the second True Steel course. The course is 8 weeks long and covers soft skills, hospitality, cleaning, retail, warehousing and customer service training. After 6 weeks of training you will be sent on a work experience placement with a local business which is arranged by the Hope Centre. You need to be available Tuesday to Thursday for the first six weeks then 7 days a week for the last two weeks.

If you would like to take part in the next course please email your latest resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office on 02 4274 3837.

Thank You Shellharbour City Council - 21/05/2015

A great afternoon tea with Mayor Marianne Saliba, Shellharbour City Council members and some awesome community groups. A privilege to awarded a share from the Shellharbour City Council donation scheme which will go towards the funding of a student from the Shellharbour region through our next course. Thank You Everyone!