Where the money goes

Through our network of more than 500 charity partners and 1,000 schools across the state, we’re currently feeding 57,000 people every day.

Basically, we’re the fridge and pantry for some of the most well-known charities, across the state, including the Salvation Army and Vinnies. Each week, we also run fresh food markets and mobile supermarket buses in disadvantaged communities so families can come and collect enough fresh produce for an entire week – for free.

We believe that all Victorians should have regular access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. That’s why we work with partners right across the food and grocery sector, from farmers and growers, right through to retailers, to source, rescue and purchase essential food and grocery items to help feed our communities.

While supporting our charity and school partners is at the core of what we do, as the state’s dedicated emergency food relief organisation, we’re also here to assist Victorians through times of crisis like bushfires, floods and pandemics.

We rely on the community to keep up this vital work, which is why we proudly stand by the maxim ‘every dollar donated - is two meals created!’

Mobile Supermarket Buses

With the support of Kinetic, we’ve transformed two 18-metre buses normally used for airport transfers, into the coolest mobile supermarkets on the planet. They offer a miniature supermarket experience with shelving and refrigeration stocked with a range of fresh produce, pantry, and staple items. We visit culturally diverse communities across Melbourne with ingredients to suit their needs. Each mobile supermarket delivers 2,000 kg of fresh, healthy food – that’s 3,636 meals every trip.

Farms to Families Markets

Our Farms to Families program provides healthy and nutritious produce through regular monthly markets to people in disadvantaged communities, particularly in regional Victoria. Working with our charity partners, Farms to Families markets provide a welcoming space for the local community to access vegetables and fruit. Each market provides up to 300 families with enough fresh produce for an entire week.