The Foodbank Australia Network

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The first ever food bank was founded in 1967 by John van Hengel in Phoenix Arizona. From this the concept of food banking was born. Based on the idea of a ‘bank’, individuals and companies who had the resources could make a ‘deposit’ of food and funds through donations and agencies could make ‘withdrawals’. Van Hengel approached local church, St. Mary’s Basilica with his idea of creating a central location where social service agencies could receive needed food for their clients at no cost.

Inspired by the concept, cities across America began opening their own food banks. From here the concept of food banking spread around the world coming to Australia in 1992. Today, there is a Foodbank operating in every state & most territories of Australia, forming the Foodbank Australia federation.

As a member of the Foodbank Australia family our reach extends to almost 50 national donors, many of whom provide ongoing support of key staple food items and logistic solutions.

Foodbank Australia
Lvl 2, 11 Julius Ave, North Ryde NSW 2113
PO BOX 52, North Ryde NSW 1670
02 9887 4144

Foodbank New South Wales
152 Newton Road, Wetherill Park NSW 2164
PO Box 7276, Wetherill Park NSW 2164
Ph: 02 9756 3099
Fax: 02 9757 3944

Foodbank Queensland
179 Beverley St, Morningside QLD 4170
Ph: 07 3395 8422
Fax: 07 3395 8477

Foodbank Western Australia
63 Division St, Welshpool WA 6106
PO BOX 143, Cloverdale WA 6985
Ph: 08 9258 9277
Fax: 08 9258 5177

Foodbank South Australia
377a Cross Rd, Edwardstown SA 5039
PO BOX 40, Edwardstown SA 5039
Ph: 08 8351 1136
Fax: 08 8351 1137

Foodbank Northern Territory
9 Mel Rd, Berrimah NT 0828
PO BOX 943, Parap NT 0804
Ph: 08 8947 3669
Fax: 08 8941 1866

Foodbank Tasmania
4-8 Sunmont St, Derwent Park TAS 7009
Ph: 03 6274 1052
Fax: 03 6273 9756

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