FareShare’s vision to unblock a major bottleneck with a new warehouse is all go thanks to a wonderful response from our supporters and volunteers.
We have now reached our fundraising target to make this transformative investment a reality. The new facility, likely to be located in the western suburbs close to major wholesale centres, will more than quadruple our freezer capacity and increase our food storage tenfold.
The new warehouse will mean we won’t have to pass on valuable donations – such as bulk quantities of fresh meat perfect for cooking – because we will have ample space to store it ourselves.
Our appeal raised an incredible $107,000. FareShare has also received substantial donations from Sargents Charitable Foundation, Perpetual Trustees, Campbell Edwards Trust and GW Vowell Foundation.
Generous pledges from the Ian Potter Foundation, Melbourne Market Lions Club, Commonwealth Government and Calvert Jones Foundation got this huge project over the line.
We thank everyone who has contributed to this dramatic expansion which will enable us to rescue another 750 tonnes of perfectly-good food each year. We are now exploring the best locations to maximise this opportunity.