FareShare completed another huge year in 2022 – our 21st. Together we cooked more than two million meals, grew 100 tonnes of vegetables, responded to natural disasters and shared our nutritious meals with the most remote communities we’ve ever reached.
Undoubtedly, one of our biggest highlights last year (and one that made all of these achievements possible) was being able to return to our full volunteering model post Covid lockdowns.
“After such a crazy few years, it was wonderful to welcome so many new and returning volunteers to our kitchen, packing, garden, driving and warehouse shifts during the year,” says Kirsty Sheppard, FareShare’s Volunteer Coordinator.
“Now, with more than 800 regular volunteers in Melbourne and over 350 in Brisbane, it is truly humbling that there are so many wonderful people happy to give their time to FareShare.”
But what is it that makes people want to keep coming back to volunteer at FareShare week in, week out? We asked a few of them exactly that, as well as sharing their FareShare highlights from 2022. Here’s what they had to say…