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Australias Largest Charity Kitchen
FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks 5000 free, nutritious meals every day. Distributed to soup vans homeless shelters community food banks & other charities

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Fareshare logo with two hands making an offering

Person holding a plate of nutritious food

What is FareShare?

Our Vision : A society where food is not wasted and no one goes hungry.

Our mission : Rescue food that would otherwise be wasted.
Cook and distribute nutritious meals to people in need.
Inspire and empower action on food rescue and hunger.

FareShare rescues surplus food and cooks free, nutritious meals for Victorians doing it tough.
We accept quality food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farmers and other businesses


We need nutritious food!   FareShare wouldn’t exist without the support of our food donors.                     We always need:

With the help of 800 regular volunteers, FareShare cooks this food into 1.2 million free, nutritious meals in Australia’s largest charity kitchen. Our meals are distributed to hundreds of Victorian charities including soup vans, homeless shelters, food banks and school breakfast programs.

Fare SharePasta Rice
Flour Pastry
Dried lentils or chickpeas
Fresh vegetables
Frozen vegetables
Tinned tomatoes

Each year more than 100 businesses provide us with perfectly good food that would otherwise end up in landfill.  These include Fonterra (dairy), Kinross Farms (eggs), Woolworths (meat), Boscastle (pastry) and Costa Farms (fresh vegetables).

FareShare accepts food that may be:


Close to ‘Use By’ date
No more than 8 months past ‘Best Before’ date
With damaged packaging
R&D products or finished/deleted product lines
Sample size or bulk produce
Products that fall outside the manufacturer’s specifications
Over/underweight or mislabelled products
We aim to make donating as easy as possible for you.


FareShare operates a commercial cook-chill facility that was custom built to accept and safely handle large quantities of food. We have a fleet of eight refrigerated vehicles that can collect donations at short notice.

Food items that are donated in good condition and in good faith for our work are covered by the Good Samaritan law which covers potential legal risks for donors.

If you have surplus food to donate to our kitchen, please contact either Kellie Watson on 0438 560893 / kellie.watson@fareshare.net.au or Patrick Lanyon on 0425 112 225 / patrick.lanyon@fareshare.net.au.

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