Families struggling to put food on the table in some of Melbourne’s more disadvantaged suburbs have been given a helping hand, thanks to a series of free pop-up farmers markets run by Foodbank Victoria.
Every weekday morning, around 10 volunteers arrive at Foodbank’s Yarraville warehouse to help pack grocery items that go on to feed 134,000 vulnerable Victorians every month. The volunteers make up 20-25 per cent of Foodbank Victoria’s workforce on any given day and are crucial to the charity’s operations.
The country’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank, is taking a leadership role in the development of the Australian Government’s first National Food Waste Strategy to halve Australia’s food wastage by 2030. Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey, said “It is shameful to think that over 9 million tonnes of food is being wasted at a time […]
In a collaboration which stretches from the cattle in the paddock to sausages on the plate, more essential protein is on the menu for Australians in need thanks to a new partnership between Foodbank and MDH, a family-owned beef cattle enterprise. MDH has agreed to donate 1 tonne of beef trim each month which will […]
Today in Parliament House Canberra, Foodbank recognised the outstanding contributions of Australian food companies in helping to fight hunger in the community. This year’s awards celebrated what Foodbank and the food industry are able to accomplish together and acknowledged the outstanding individual contributions that make possible the everyday work of the largest food relief organisation […]