Support to provide emergency food relief in Victoria and Queensland (Grant: $20,000)

FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks it into free nutritious meals for people in need. An estimated five million Australians experienced food insecurity last year while food waste costs our economy an estimated $20 billion. FareShare tackles the tragedy head on by rescuing surplus, quality food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farmers and other businesses and cooking it into nutritious meals.

In Melbourne, with the help of 1000 regular volunteers, FareShare cooks more than 6,000 free meals a day for charities such as soup vans, homeless shelters, women’s refuges and community food banks.

In 2018 FareShare opened a second production kitchen, designed to cook up to five million meals a year, in Brisbane as part of an exciting collaboration with Foodbank. The new operation effectively doubles FareShare’s social impact, bringing their daily total of cooked meals to around 12,000.