Information for refugees

The following information is intended for refugees without recognition as asylum-seekers or as refugees (people before the start of the asylum procedure, in the middle of the asylum procedure or people whose deportation has been suspended). Refugees who have been recognized as asylum seekers or refugees can find the information relevant to them on the remaining pages of the guide, which is intended for all migrants.

Below you will find inexpensive and free ways to get food, clothing, tableware and furnishings. In some of the shops, you need a confirmation from the Office for Migration and Integration that you are receiving benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act, combined unemployment and welfare benefits (ALG II) or the like. With this confirmation, some shops will also give you a customer card, which you must present with every purchase.

Freiburg Food Bank

Food and drugstore items (handed out for a small amount of money with customer card)

Schwarzwaldstr. 58 A, 79117 Freiburg
0761 / 2927244

Mo-Fr 10-16 Uhr; Einlass bis 15 Minuten vor Ende der Öffnungszeit

Issue of customer card: Mo und Di 10-11.30 Uhr; Mi und Do 15-16.30 Uhr

Note:  Only people who have a possibility to cook by themselves are allowed to shop at the Freiburg Food Bank. People living in a refugee centre that provides the meals cannot buy food here.

Clothing Store, Freiburg Social Work Association

Clothing and tableware (handed out for free with customer card)

Dreikönigstraße 9 / Ecke Talstraße , 79102 Freiburg
0761/70 65 39

Mo 15-17 Uhr; Di 9-12 Uhr; Mi 15-17 Uhr; Do 9-12 Uhr, 15-17 Uhr

Issue of customer card:
Di 14-17 Uhr

Clothing Store, German Red Cross

Clothing (Condition: presentation of confirmation from the Office for Migration and Integration, see above)

Yorckstr. 27 (Ecke Lehener Str.) , 79100 Freiburg
0761 / 89 82 13 99

Di-Fr 10-16 Uhr

Mother and Child Support Circle

Clothing up to size 128 for babies and children (free, condition: presentation of ID and proof of income)

Schwarzwaldstraße 14 , 79102 Freiburg
0761/ 289700

Mo-Fr 10-12 Uhr, nur nach Terminvereinbarung

Spinnwebe – Second-Hand Centre, Protestant Church Social Services (Diakonie)

Household goods, clothing and furniture

Krozinger Straße 11 , 79114 Freiburg

Mo, Di, Do, Fr 10-19 Uhr; Mi und Sa 10-14 Uhr

Fairkauf – Used Goods Department Store, Catholic Church Social Services (Caritas)

Clothing, furniture and other used goods

Waltershofener Str. 9 , 79111 Freiburg
0761 / 476 09 42

Mo-Fr 10-18.30 Uhr, Sa 10-14 Uhr

S'Einlädele Freiburg, City Mission

Clothing, household goods, household linen

Guntramstraße 58 , 79106 Freiburg
0761 / 280907

Mo, Di, Do, Fr 9.30-18.30 Uhr; Mi 9.30-13.00 Uhr; Sa 9.30-14.00 Uhr

Hand-2-Hand, City Mission

Household goods, electrical appliances, furniture, books

Oltmannsstr. 30 , 79100 Freiburg

Mo-Fr 9.30-17.30 Uhr



Contact Person



Consulting Hours

Opening Hours



Editorial Office and Contact

Amt für Migration und Integration
Abteilung 2 - Integration
Berliner Allee 1
79114 Freiburg
Fax: 0761 / 201-6493

Herr Arne Scholz
Tel. 0761/ 201-