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FareShare - rescuing food. fighting hunger


FareShare strives for a society where food is not wasted and no one goes hungry.

FareShare rescues surplus quality food that would otherwise be wasted, and cooks more than one million meals a year in Australia’s largest charity kitchen. Our free, nutritious meals are distributed to more than 400 charities including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and community foodbanks.

Your donation will help our volunteers feed the increasing numbers of people struggling to afford food in our community and stop perfectly-good food ending up in landfill.

How will the funds be used?

FareShare needs to raise the cost of every meal we cook. We know the need for our meals is great and growing, particularly among young people.

  • $50 -  enables us to cook 75 free, nutritious meals for hungry Victorians 
  • $100 - rescues $1,000 worth of fresh vegies, meat and dairy produce from supermarkets 
  • $200 - helps cook and distribute around 300 free, hearty meals to Victorian charities 

Key Areas of Expenditure

Running costs:

  • Keep seven refrigerated vans on the road collecting and distributing food five days a week
  • Run a production kitchen that prepares 5000 meals every day
  • Maintain walk-in cool rooms and freezers to store and chill food.

Vital staff:

  • Four experienced chefs, one cook and one kitchen hand to oversee nearly 8,000 volunteers a year
  • Paid and volunteer drivers to collect donated food and deliver meals to emergency relief agencies
  • Logistics manager to coordinate the collection and distribution of  670 tonnes of food a year
  • Two volunteer coordinators to manage 790 regular volunteers, more than 3,000 corporate volunteers and 3,000 students.

Your support is deeply appreciated.

Thank you.

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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