Report summary – 2019/2020
In a year like no other, FareShare rose to the biggest challenge we have faced in our 20-year history, knowing our cooked, nutritious meals have never been more needed.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australian shores, our resourcefulness was tested on a whole new level. Facing a sudden surge in demand for our meals, it was imperative that we keep operating.
However, rotating dozens of different volunteers through our Melbourne and Brisbane kitchens every day was no longer safe or responsible. With a heavy heart, we suspended our kitchen volunteers in both states.
Read how we resolved the crisis and managed to cook more nutritious meals than ever before to nourish hundreds of thousands of people plunged into food poverty for the first time.