We are a Not-for-profit organisation with 100 volunteers and over 100 partner organisations who help us distribute emergency food to over 50,000 people annually across south west Victoria.
As a not-for-profit organisation we enjoy tremendous community support but need to raise a min of $100,000 per year to operate.
As a designated Regional Food Hub, we are tasked to respond to natural disasters and designated emergencies providing much needed food relief coordination. Our primary aim is to distribute food to those in need addressing food insecurity* across our region
Monday to Friday we rescue surplus food from local bakeries, supermarkets and producers diverting it from landfill.
Food is distributed via our registered agencies in emergency food hampers (three days’ supply of food), schools food programs (lunch, fruit, and healthy snacks), community meals i.e., soup kitchens, community breakfast and lunch programs (bulk orders) and bulk pantry product to regional partners to further distribute across the region. Large charities including the Salvation Army, Anglicare, and St Vincent DePaul, along with many NFP, community, indigenous and church groups assist us to distribute food.
In 2022 164 tonne of fresh, frozen, and ambient (pantry) food was distributed from our warehouse to partner agencies and schools feeding 18,000 children and 36,000 adults.