Time out of the office in the FareShare Brisbane kitchen, is a fantastic investment in culture, relationships and team-building.

Book a corporate volunteering session today

For bookings and information about corporate volunteering in our Brisbane kitchen, please contact Kellie Watson at kellie.watson@fareshare.net.au or ring 0438 560 893.

Bond with your team and cook for good

FareShare offers a unique and meaningful corporate volunteering experience for businesses and other organisations wanting to spend time together making a difference.

We are opening our brand new, high-volume kitchen in Brisbane to half-day shifts (morning, afternoon and the occasional evening) for colleagues to build relationships and have fun while creating at least one thousand meals for people in need.

The team-building experience creates a powerful opportunity to enhance culture, while making a very tangible contribution to vulnerable people. 

Groups are guided by our experienced chefs to cook nutritious meals for those in need. They may even pick up cooking skills as they dice meat, chop vegetables and pack meals. 

Feedback has been glowing in Melbourne where we developed the program. Many corporate volunteers have gone on to join the FareShare community as regular volunteers. Importantly, everyone leaves our kitchen feeling more connected with each other and better inspired to act on the big issues of food waste and hunger in our community.

Food safety is paramount to FareShare. We adhere to local and national food safety guidelines and are fully compliant with occupational health and safety regulations.

Every FareShare staff member is certified first aid trained and epi-pens and defibrillators are on site.

Our kitchens are air conditioned for both food safety and volunteer comfort.

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: 1.30pm-5pm (Monday-Thursday)

Weekends and evenings: by request

We can accommodate both small and large groups, catering from 4 to 40. With enough notice we can accommodate larger groups, please contact us to discuss.
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.
The financial contribution is $750 (plus GST) for a group of 10-16. For groups of 17 and over, the cost is $50 per head per shift. Please call us to discuss accommodating groups of nine or less or to facilitate an all day shift.
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 often book out months in advance so it is best to book early to avoid disappointment.

If you are not able to volunteer during office hours, we can organise evening or weekend shifts by request. To discuss availability please contact Kellie Watson at kellie.watson@fareshare.net.au.

A wide range of organisations, including some of Australia’s biggest companies, book corporate shifts with FareShare. They include: Accenture, AMP, Citywide, Clayton Utz, Fonterra, KPMG, La Marzocco, NAB, Nissan, Pitcher Partners, Salesforce, Sealed Air, Treasury Wine Estates, Westpac and Woolworths.

Nissan volunteers act on food waste in FareShare's Melbourne kitchen

Team building activities in the FareShare kitchen

Feedback has been glowing

Many corporate volunteers have gone on to join the FareShare community as regular volunteers.

Importantly, everyone leaves our kitchen feeling more connected with each other and better inspired to act on the big issues of food waste and hunger in our community.

NAB employees have been volunteering with FareShare since 2005. In this time over 3,000 employees have volunteered helping make nutritious meals for those in need. FareShare is a very popular activity with our employees who say volunteering with FareShare is a rewarding and well run volunteering experience.
Renee Bushell
National Australia Bank
Accenture employees thoroughly enjoy volunteering at FareShare to cook hundreds of healthy meals for people in our community, while also seeing a positive impact on our environment by using quality food that would otherwise go to landfill. Congratulations to FareShare on the significant impact you’re having on the community and environment.
Trinity Brown
Accenture Australia
Westpac has formed an enormously valuable relationship with FareShare in recent years. Our staff cherish the opportunity to make a practical contribution to our community at the same time as working together as ‘one team’ across various business divisions. We look forward to participating with FareShare on an ongoing basis.
Michael Waters
Westpac
FareShare runs one of the most professionally organised and run corporate volunteering days in Melbourne. We have referred many corporate teams on to FareShare and have received only excellent feedback from them. It is a very rewarding team day and a great experience for employees looking to give back.
Vanessa Veldman
Volunteering Victoria

Book a corporate volunteering session today

For information and bookings about corporate volunteering in our Brisbane kitchen, please contact Kellie Watson at kellie.watson@fareshare.net.au or ring 0438 560 893.