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Fundraising for FareShare

Fundraising for FareShare

How can you fundraise for FareShare?

Raising money for charities is a great way to support what they do and get your family and friends involved in a cause you care about.

There are plenty of ways you can fundraise for FareShare:

  • Set up your own ‘crowdfunding page for FareShare in lieu of gifts for birthdays and other special occasions. 
  • Host a meal at home and encourage your guests to give the gift of free, nutritious meals to those less fortunate by donating to FareShare.
  • Set yourself a physical challenge to walk, run, swim or ride – and ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. 
  • Get your workplace involved by organising a casual clothes day, cook-off, or bake sale.

Call us on 03 9428 0044 or email info@fareshare.net.au to see how we can assist with your fundraising activity.

Why do we need your help to fundraise?

Running a food charity is not cheap. FareShare does not receive regular government funding. We need to raise $2 million every year to cover crucial operating costs and capital expenses. Without it, we could not keep our vans on the road, our ovens cooking, our freezers and cool rooms operational, and our gardens flourishing.

Telephone donations

Yes, you can donate over the phone! To do this, please call 03 9428 0044.

Download donation form 

Fill it out and post it to: 1-7 South Audley Street, Abbotsford, 3067. You can also fax it to 03 9428 1844.

Tax deductible donations

FareShare is a registered Australian charity and a Deductible Gift Recipient. All donations to FareShare of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.

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Where will your donation go?

FareShare does not receive regular government funding to cover the costs of our operations.

Your tax deductible donation will help us to collect surplus food from supermarkets, farmers and other food businesses. It will also pay for the cost of running our kitchen, and then distributing food to hundreds of Victorian charities.

We are fortunate to receive pro bono support from many businesses – helping to cover the costs such as maintenance of commercial kitchen equipment, packaging and offsite food storage.

However, we need to raise money to keep our eight refrigerated vans on the road every day, pay for electricity to run our ovens and coolrooms and employ chefs to oversee more than 100 volunteers a day.

For more information about fundraising on behalf of FareShare, contact Marcus Godinho on 03 9428 0044 or email marcus.godinho@fareshare.net.au.

Workplace giving

Workplace giving is an easy and convenient way for you to donate to FareShare.

Your regular monthly donation is deducted from your pre-tax salary and in some cases matched by employers. If your company matches your donation, you can turn $3.50 (the cost of a coffee) into 10 more meals for disadvantaged Victorians. Speak to your payroll officer or contact us on 9428 0044.

Bequests

Every bequest no matter how big or small, makes a big difference to the work of FareShare.

If you are making a new will or updating an existing one, please consider including a bequest to FareShare to ensure the future of our work.

This is one gift you can leave behind which will continue to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy.