Christmas/New Year closure notice

We will be CLOSED from Wednesday 25th December 2019

and will RE-OPEN on Wednesday 15th January 2020

Extra supplies have been arranged for 11th and 18th December to help you stock up for the holidays.

Rostered times for:
11th December 2019
11.30am - 12.00pm
12.00pm - 12.30pm
12.30pm - 1.00pm
1.00pm - 1.30pm
1.30pm - 2.00pm
More information …

“A hand up for people in need!”

Providing affordable food for those who need it most

Every Wednesday between
11.30am – 2.00pm*

*Except Public Holidays and Christmas/New Year week
Available to all Health Care Card and Pension Card holders

at Hornsby Youth & Family Community Centre,
corner Muriel & Burdett Streets, Hornsby
(entry via Burdett Street gate) 

Click here to
Volunteer button
with Hornsby Connect
or click here to
Donate button
to Hornsby Connect

Feel free to contact us with any questions via

or visit our Facebook page at

The aim of Hornsby Connect is to provide support and hope to those that need it most within the community. With a growing population, the Hornsby Shire covers a large region and has fallen victim to the many social issues that are reflected within the wider society.

One major issue identified is the isolation and dislocation that some experience within our community. Whether it be the elderly or the young, due to cultural separation, or people experiencing financial hardships, Hornsby Connect is open for you.

Available to all Health Care Card and Pension Card holders

Come and visit a safe community hub that will be open every Wednesday* between 11.30am and 2.00pm to enjoy some company or a much needed tea or coffee. Hornsby Connect hub is a low-cost Food Distribution Centre for those experiencing financial hardship providing bread, milk, groceries, fruit and vegies as well as offering a Café facility with free tea, coffee and cakes to enjoy with company.


The Hornsby Connect
Refrigerated Provisions Truck

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the NSW “My Community Project” grants programme.

We are now able top purchase a refrigerated to help add even more more food to our weekly selection.

read more about our project here


Westfield Local Heroes logo
Congratulations to Bill Bradley who was nominated by Hornsby Connect and voted for by the community and will now be awarded a $10,000 grant which will be used by Hornsby Connect to expand our opportunities and services.

Thank you to everyone who supported us by voting for Bill.



Last year we distributed over 100,000 kgs of food, to more than 5,000 recipients, and served over 6,000 hot meals to clients at our centre. We are so grateful for the dedication and commitment given by our wonderful volunteers who help make this all happen each week

You will require a current Working With Children (WWC) number to be eligible to work as one of our volunteers. This is a requirement of Hornsby Connect and Hornsby Shire Council, the managers of the Youth and Community Centre where we operate.For more information on Working With Children numbers visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

Donations of non-perishable food and money is also appreciated to help us continue this much-needed service. Click on the “Donate” button above for more details.