Hope City Mission Foodbank is an assessment-based emergency relief program that provides nutritious food and material aid to families in Melbourne’s Outer East.

Financial Literacy

Most financial decisions are made from an emotive position rather than a rational process. Hope Financial Literacy educates and empowers our clients to make better decisions with their money.


Hope Advocacy supports our clients in any area of need. Whether it be financial, social, legal, or personal, an HCM advocate will be there to fight for justice, mercy, compassion and grace.

WE ARE Hope city mission

7th of December Family day

Our Values


“You have been treated generously, so live generously” – Jesus, Matt. 10:8 (MSG)


We welcome all with a smile without discrimination on any grounds.


We respect the right of individuals to make their own choices.


We empower individuals to take positive steps to improve their lives.


We are the vital, healthy, Hope-filled community that we picture flourishing.


CLient stories

I took refuge in a women’s shelter, no money, no friends, no food, and no possessions.
Walking in, to Hope City Mission was like seeing the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
They shone a light and showed me there is Hope
I felt doomed! For some reason I was struggling week to week to pay the bills. 8 to 10 weeks later I’m on top of most of my bills, in front with others and even though the credit cards are still outstanding, I can see where the repayments will come from.
FINANCIAL Counselling  client
I found myself fighting for my life, everything I knew, independence, health, wealth and friends were snatched out of my hand. My life ceased to exist. Now I have begun to heal, if you put your hands out, Hope City Mission will catch you and pull you to safety
ADVOCACY & FINANCIAL Counselling client
Thank you for the food, it has helped me out so much. It's all I have and I’m very grateful. I’m 16 years old, and don’t live with my parents because of financial problems.
16 Year old Food bank client
One mum approached me saying her child was loving the program. This child started the program not speaking and no eye contact. When asked to pick out a bear ‘feeling’ card which illustrated her mood, she picked a withdrawn looking bear. By session 7, she was animated, speaking, asking questions and making jokes.
tamara magrath, Seasons facilitator