Starting on 4th September, the minimum spend for clients will be raised from $10 per week to $15 per week.
This increase will allow clients to spend 30 points in the pantry area before proceeding to all of the free items.

Why is there going to be an increase? Click here for more information

Rostered times for:
21st August 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

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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

Voting is now open in the NSW “My Community Project” grants programme.

Hornsby Connect want to buy a refrigerated truck to help obtain even more food for the community and we need your vote to help us achieve this goal.

Click this button to vote

or read more about our project here


Westfield Local Heroes logo
Vote for our very own Bill Bradley, who is one of six finalists in the Westfield Local Heroes.

Jump online and vote here to help Bill win $10,000 on behalf of Hornsby Connect.


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.