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


Our vision

Everyone has access to a nutritious meal every day.


Our mission

Mobilise volunteers to cook delicious, free meals from rescued, donated and our homegrown ingredients to improve the lives of Australians in hardship.

For 20 years FareShare has been rescuing quality food and cooking it into nutritious meals for people doing it tough.

From our humble origins baking a few hundred pies each week, FareShare now operates Australia’s largest charity kitchens in Melbourne and Brisbane where our chefs and volunteers work hand in hand to cook the best possible meal for every person.

Our healthy, delicious meals are given away free to front line charities such as soup vans, homeless shelters, women’s refuges and community food banks.

FareShare’s cooked meals do more than fill empty bellies. They feed the soul as well as the body by showing that somebody cares.

It is a tragedy that while millions in our community experience food insecurity, Australians waste an average of 102 kg of food every year.

FareShare tackles this head on by rescuing surplus, quality food from supermarkets, farmers and other businesses that would otherwise goes to waste. This helps keep food out of landfill and avoid greenhouse pollution.

We are a charity and rely on the generosity of philanthropic foundations, businesses and individual donors.

FareShare is co-founder of the national Feed Appeal which raised nearly $10 million in grants to support local food relief efforts.