Frequently asked questions
The FareShare kitchen provides the perfect setting for employees to interact with colleagues across departments and levels, while making a tangible difference. No special skills are required and everyone participates on an equal basis.
Each group of corporate volunteers finish their 3-4 hour shift having made over 1000 nutritious meals for Queensland families and individuals in need.
Participants will also learn about the impact of hunger in our community, and leave with a real understanding of how their efforts have directly helped disadvantaged Australians.
Teams undertake a variety of kitchen tasks to prepare, cook and pack meals. Importantly they will be making use of rescued food that would otherwise go to landfill.
Absolutely not, but you do need to be able to stand on your feet for 3 hours.
Our meals will be distributed, free of charge, by Foodbank Queensland via their existing network of over 250 front-line Queensland agencies. These charities help those who are food insecure and the meals we make will go out to the homeless, women’s refuges, community meals programs, families and individuals in crisis, and pensioners doing it tough.
Morning shift: 9am-12.30pm (Monday-Friday)
Afternoon shift: 12.30pm-4pm (Monday-Thursday)
Weekends and evenings: by request
We typically accept groups of 8 – 25 participants per shift. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss larger or smaller groups.
In our new production kitchen located at 46 Steel Place, Morningside.
Best options from Brisbane CBD are the 230 or 235 buses. Get off at Stop 33 (Fifth Aveneue near Lytton Road) and walk approximately 12 minutes to FareShare.
There is limited car parking available on site although parks can be found in surrounding streets. We encourage car pooling where practical. There is ample secure bike parking on site.
We ask for a financial contribution to help cover the cost of providing your volunteering experience.
The cost for a group of 8-16 volunteers is $750 (plus GST). For groups larger than 16, we ask for $50 per participant. Please enquire directly about groups fewer than 8. We will provide an invoice to assist you.
FareShare does on occasion accept in kind payment for corporate shifts, usually in the form of food, other goods or services, or the provision of skilled volunteers and general expertise. If you feel your organisation has something to offer in this respect, please let us know.
If you have to cancel your shift within 3 weeks of your booking date, we may apply a 50% cancellation fee.
We require all kitchen volunteers to wear a cloth apron and cap or chef’s hat to cover their hair. If your organisation has corporate aprons and caps then please feel free to bring these. Volunteers are also welcome to bring their own aprons and caps/scarves/hats from home. Otherwise we will supply all participants with a FareShare apron and chef’s cap.
Groups are supervised by our experienced chefs who will demonstrate the tasks to be undertaken.
Our kitchen shifts may book out months in advance but we often have gaps. If you’re looking for something in the short-term, please contact Madison Buik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not able to volunteer during office hours, we can organise evening or weekend shifts by request. To discuss availability please contact Madison Buik at email@example.com or ring 07 3899 3248.
A wide range of organisations, including some of Australia’s biggest companies, book corporate shifts with FareShare. They include: Apple, Accenture, AMP, Citywide, Clayton Utz, Fonterra, KPMG, La Marzocco, NAB, Nissan, Origin Energy, Pitcher Partners, Salesforce, Sealed Air, Technology One, Westpac and Woolworths.