Who we are
Hello, we are Foodbank, the pantry to the charity sector.
We believe everyone should have access to good quality food. We’re here for the everyday Australians who are going without.
We work with 2,950 frontline charities and 2,890 school breakfast programs to get over 87.9 million meals out to those who could use a hand every year.
In the 12 months, 2 million households went hungry at some point. On top of this, 1.3 million children lived in severely food insecure households. In fact households with children are 1.5 times more likely to be severely food insecure than the national average.
We are a not-for-profit, non-denominational, federated organisation operating in every state and territory in Australia. Foodbank Australia is the only Australian food relief organisation that is a certified member of The Global Foodbanking Network (GFN), comprised of 32 member countries, 19 of which are accredited.
Food insecurity is a big problem, requiring a big coordinated response, and we rely on countless partners to do what we do.
Our national and state-based teams work with the entire food and grocery industry including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers to source food and capture donations. We also collaborate with suppliers, manufacturers and transporters to produce key staple foods that don’t come in sufficient quantities via rescue channels.
To distribute the food, our state teams work with an army of volunteers to pick, pack and get the food to where it’s needed.
In spite of our best efforts, we estimate that we need 50% more food to provide enough for all the people seeking assistance. To try and bridge this gap, we rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses, community organisations, schools and all levels of government. Find out how you can support us in the fight against hunger.