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About FareShare

What is FareShare?

Our vision

A society where food is not wasted and no one goes hungry.

Our mission

Rescue food that would otherwise be wasted.

Cook and distribute nutritious meals to people in need.

Inspire and empower action on food rescue and hunger.

FareShare rescues surplus food and cooks free, nutritious meals for Victorians doing it tough.


Every year, two million Australians will experience hunger. But, over the same period, we’ll also waste 200kg of food for every man, woman and child in the nation.

This doesn’t make any sense.  Melbourne food charity FareShare is doing something about it by rescuing surplus, quality food from supermarkets, farmers and other businesses.

With the help of 800 regular volunteers, FareShare cooks this food into 25,000 free nutritious meals a week for Victorian charities – such as soup vans, homeless shelters, food banks and school breakfast programs. We do this in Australia’s largest charity kitchen, based in Abbotsford.

By ‘rescuing’ food, we mean that it would otherwise be wasted, ending up in landfill. And in saving food from landfill, we also do our bit for the planet by helping to cut methane pollution and reducing demand for new food products.

We are a not-for-profit community organisation operating on a modest budget – thanks to the generosity of philanthropic foundations, businesses and private donors.

Every $75 FareShare receives from fundraising allows us to cook and distribute 100 nutritious meals.