Foodbank Victoria is an independent not-for-profit organisation with almost 90 years’ of food relief experience. We are the state’s oldest and largest organisation of our kind.
We believe every Victorian deserves healthy food, yet 1 in 7 children go to school hungry.
Our aim is to provide healthy food for all.
Each month, we source and distribute food to over 100,000 Victorians who rely on our food assistance – more than a quarter of whom are children
We collect surplus food from across Victoria, weigh and sort it into orders, then distribute it to a network of over 900 community partners to feed hungry Victorians.
As a member of the State Government’s Emergency Response and Recovery Committee, we are also there in times of disaster as the leading provider of emergency food relief to Victorian communities.
Our impact in 2016-17
In 2016-17, we sourced and distributed more than 8 million kilograms of food and household items from our Yarraville warehouse – an 8% increase from 2015-16.
In addition, we facilitated around 3 million kilograms of food through Community Foodshare partners in Dandenong, Shepparton, Warrnambool, Bendigo and Wodonga.
This volume is the equivalent of providing over 14 million meals to Victorians facing food insecurity in both metropolitan and regional areas of the state.