The Father Bob Maguire Foundation is a Melbourne based registered charity providing food relief, social inclusion, educational support and a range of associated services so that no one is left behind. 

Our Mission


Our mission is simple, to provide material, emotional and social support to whomever, whenever and wherever necessary. We come across barriers to this every day, but the strength of our mission is to overcome them with the force of community volunteers. 

Our Vision

The role of our Foundation is to realise Father Bob’s vision of ending homelessness and disadvantage. We are facilitating the establishment of a caring community, by the community, for the community. We want to give all kids a fair start to life and everyone a fair go. All have the right to be nourished physically, mentally and emotionally. No one will be left behind.  

Our Activities

In order to realise our vision, we have created a number of core activities. These are:


Our fleet of HopeMobiles deliver much much more than nutritious meals. Through welcoming service and good conversation we nourish hearts, minds and tummies.

Education Robobus

Giving kids an equal chance has been Father Bob's work for most of his life. RoboBus is Australia’s first STEM bus classroom which promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with the aim of breaking digital poverty amongst disadvantaged communities


We are working actively with the community to make our society easier, safer and more fulfilling for all. We work with our own people and with other like-minded organisations.



Our Community Pantry ensures all who need nourishing food have access to it. Struggling individuals, families and single parents can stay healthy . We are doing our part to lessen the burden on the health system and the environment.

Make an Impact

Interested in connecting with a larger community?

We'd love to hear from you! Check out some of the ways to get involved.


If you’re passionate about social change and want to volunteer with us, please click here.


Would you like to help fund the Foundation's work? There are many ways to donate.