Foodbank is Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, providing 63 million meals a year to over 2,600 charities and 1,750 schools.
Each year it distributes over 35 million kilograms of food and groceries – that’s the equivalent of over 172,000 meals a day. Foodbank accounts for 70% of all the food distributed to charities by food rescue organisations in Australia.
Foodbank works with the entire Australian food and grocery industry including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers. Donations include stock that’s out of specification, close to expiry or excess to requirements. Companies also make donations as part of a commitment to social responsibility or a cause-related marketing campaign.
In addition, Foodbank collaborates with suppliers, manufacturers and transporters in programs like the Collaborative Supply Program, to source key staple foods that don’t come in sufficient quantities via rescue channels.