What we do
We are an organisation that has been helping the homeless and less fortunate communities of Melbourne for over 7 years. ROBWC Inc formally Reaching Out Because We Can. We make up between 200 - 400 ‘You are Special’ food bags each week to be handed out, filled with non-perishable food items. We source and take clothing, toiletries and blankets with our food bags to the streets of Melbourne and outer suburbs. When we are out on the streets we also Listen, Hug, Pray, and take the time to talk with them.
We also fill houses with furniture to make it a home for families coming out of domestic violence and people in less fortunate situations just needing help.
In the past 2 years, we have expanded our outreach programs to include a more diverse group of people in different situations including - Asylum seekers, Gov housing tenants, Aboriginal Community, Refugees, Elderly citizens and Economically disadvantaged by distributing fresh food parcels and other items daily. Most recently (2020) due to COVID 19 we have also been helping local and international students from all around Melbourne with a weekly food bank in Fitzroy and distribution in Dandenong and Keysborough.
Across all these areas it makes us so happy to be able to help over 1000 people in need weekly.
- Delivering meals & supplies to the vulnerable at housing commission communities
- Buying groceries & filling up 'You Are Special' bags for our street friends
- Weekly visits to Dandenong to hand out hot meals, warm coats etc…
- Run a warehouse – receiving, sorting and packing goods for distribution
- Delivering daily much-needed food boxes to families and individuals
- Assisting wherever we are needed with food, clothing, toiletries etc… in Dandenong, Noble Park, Springvale, Boronia, Bayswater and CBD