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Gift of Bread


Dear Friends,

We want to give hope to many Australians who are feeling the pressures of inflation, rising interest rates, stagnant wages and the higher cost of living. The economic upheaval we are facing is having a swift and significant impact on our lives and is causing anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption everywhere.

At Gift of Bread our dynamic team of volunteers are still committed to social justice and stopping the waste. Everyday, we collect fresh surplus bread from bakeries and deliver it to those in need. We’re a grass roots charity run entirely by volunteers, ordinary people reaching out, doing the extraordinary with something as simple as sharing bread.
Gift of Bread is making the connections that build community. Over the next 24 hours our bread will reach 10,000 people. We share bread every day. We reach out to help the forgotten, the unknown, the vulnerable, the lonely, the isolated, the depressed and the most needy around us.

Your contribution will ensure we are able to make this happen.

  • Your $30 donation will provide enough bread for 1200 sandwiches
  • Your $50 donation will save approximately 1600kg of food waste or five month's worth of grocery shopping for an average household.
  • Your $100 donation will dramatically reduce our carbon footprint and stop 6,080kg of CO2-e emissions, that is the equivalent of 1.49 years of electricity consumption for one household. (*Food Waste Greenhouse Gas Calculator)

As the economic landscape changes, demand for our service continues to grow and we still need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, running costs and fuel, operational supplies like plastic bread bags, crate liners, hygienic gloves and more. The funds we raise through this appeal will ensure we continue to play a crucial role in supporting Australia’s frontline welfare safety net.

Any financial help to sustain our mission is significantly more important today as we are being asked to do more with a lot less.


Help us make a bigger impact, your generosity will have a positive effect and transform the lives of many people who are at risk in our community.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Gift of Bread is bridging the gap among those who are alienated from friends and family, lack informal support networks, and often have limited ability to access basic services. Sharing bread is an important community event that maintains that fundamental feeling of belonging, is socially responsible, makes good use of surplus food and helps the lives of many people around us.

Thank you for your contribution, may God bless you for being a vital member of our team. 

Marcel De Maria

Co-Founder & Director

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Suite 2, Level 3A, 1 Bligh Street

(02) 8222 6100

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