Help FareShare source priority ingredients for our meals

Support our chefs with a food drive

If you’d like to take part in a food drive for FareShare, please email Patrick Lanyon patrick.lanyon@fareshare.net.au. Our rescue vans will collect 100 kg of priority ingredients from the Melbourne area.

Best for food drives:

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Dried Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Flour
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Legumes

Not suitable:

  • Fresh Meat
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Bread

We always need ingredients for our nutritious meals and here’s how you can help!

Whether a school, business, community group or bunch of friends, you can run a food drive to help us source priority ingredients which are hard to acquire through rescue channels. Right now you can jump on board our biggest ever food drive to  raise 20,000kg of rice and pasta by Christmas. 

Our chefs love rice and pasta to accompany our casseroles, curries and tagines. These are universally popular foods which help make a great meal go a little bit further for someone in need. Dried short-form pasta such as penne is ideal.

We also need dried chickpeas and lentils to add to our nutritious ready-to-eat meals while flour is an essential ingredient for making pastry.

Cans are fantastic and building a can castle can be a fun challenge for a food drive. We make great use of tinned tomatoes and legumes.

Please note fresh meat, vegetables, eggs and bread are not suitable for community food drives.

Massive thanks to these food drive supporters

Support our chefs with a food drive

If you’d like to take part in a food drive for FareShare, please email Patrick Lanyon patrick.lanyon@fareshare.net.au. Our rescue vans will collect 100 kg of priority ingredients from the Melbourne area.