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. 

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

Latest News

True Steel 2 Begins! - 14/7/2015

We would like to welcome our new students onto the True Steel course let the fun begin!

Hon Scott Morrison MP Announces True Steel Funding - 8/7/2015

Yesterday we had the fantastic news that True Steel has received funding to continue for the next 2 years. The Hon Scott Morrison MP held a press conference in our training suite announcing the news to the media where he met students who are due to start the course next Tuesday. He also had the time to tour our facility looking at all our new WFD activities including Café @ The Barn and the Community Drag Car Project arranged through MAX Solutions. Gary Hanes the MAX Solutions Work for the Dole Coordinator for the Illawarra and South Coast also took part in the tour of the new projects.  

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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.