Our meals are distributed to large and small charities who help people in desperate need of nutritious food.
These charities include soup vans, homeless shelters, women’s refuges, support groups for single parents, RSLs and school breakfast programs in disadvantaged areas. They also include large groups such as The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. FareShare meals are also provided to victims of natural disaster such as bushfires and floods, particularly in Queensland.
Some charities serve our meals directly, such as Vinnies’ Soup Vans which share our soup. Others pack them in food parcels for vulnerable people to take away.
Once cooked in our kitchen, we chill our meals and immediately deliver them for serving within a couple of days. We can only provide meals directly to a small number of charities and are unable to hand out meals to families and individuals. Most of our meals in Victoria, and all of our meals in Queensland, are distributed by Foodbank. Meals cooked in our Abbotsford kitchen are also being distributed to New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia thanks to collaboration with SecondBite.
We provide all our meals free of charge, and charities must guarantee to give them away for free to the men, women and children in need of support within their communities.