FareShare runs Australia’s largest charity kitchen right here in the heart of Melbourne. Every day, our chefs and volunteers cook thousands of free, nutritious meals for Victorians doing it tough.
FareShare’s purpose-built kitchen in Abbotsford is designed to cook meals at scale using a volunteer workforce supervised by experienced chefs. It produces two types of meals. One kitchen cooks nutritious ready- to-eat meals such as casseroles, curries, braises and soups. The other focuses on savoury pastries such as quiches, sausages rolls and egg and bacon pies.
FareShare grows vegetables at three kitchen gardens to add nutrition to our meals. These are located on a piece of disused land alongside Victoria Park railway station in Abbotsford, at Moorabbin Airport, and on a family farm in Clayton South. All three kitchen gardens are tended by volunteers under the supervision of a horticulturalist. Crops grown include zucchini, eggplant, carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato and leek.
FareShare’s warehouse in Derrimut is positioned close to major food distribution centres in Melbourne’s outer West. The modern facility enables FareShare to rescue, store and prepare food in bulk. The premises includes 90 pallets of freezer capacity, a food preparation room and extensive pallet racking for staples.
1-7 South Audley Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
General Enquiries: 03 9428 0044
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday