2015/2016 AT A GLANCE | FareShare

2015/2016 AT A GLANCE

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July 2015

  • As winter bites, FareShare cooks its most meals ever in a single month.
  • Hundreds attended FareShare screening of food waste film Just Eat It.

August 2015

  • An industrial potato peeler, donated by Allens law firm, starts saving volunteers hours of labour.

September 2015

  • FareShare vice president and long-serving volunteer Sandy Dudakov awarded OAM.

October 2015

  • Father Bob Maguire describes FareShare as “the cure” for helping to feed the disenfranchised community his foundation supports.
  • FareShare starts distributing food direct to Ballarat.

November 2015

  • 150 walkers raise $137,500 for FareShare in the UpstreamChallenge.
  • FareShare is the charity partner for Good Food Month, shining a light on food rescue and hunger, and selling enough fortune cookies to cook 85,000 meals.

December 2015

  • We help people like Trevor from the Salvos put their lives back together with our Christmas appeal.

January 2016

February 2016

  • Volunteer shifts commence to grow our own vegetables.
  • FareShare volunteers help us raise enough to cook an extra 16,500 meals at Melbourne’s inaugural Lunar Markets.

March 2016

  • FareShare’s first vegetables go into the ground at our Abbotsford kitchen garden.

April 2016

  • First harvest of our own veg at FareShare Kitchen Garden, Abbotsford.
  • FareShare, Leader Community News and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation launch Feed Melbourne Appeal 2016.

May 2016

  • Children as young as 3 get on board Feed Melbourne with rice and pasta drives for FareShare.
  • FareShare celebrates our 790 regular volunteers during National Volunteer Week with this video.

June 2016

  • FareShare finishes the year with another record – a total of 1,167,436 meals cooked.
  • FareShare raises enough funds for a new warehouse and sets our sights on cooking two million meals.