• Mobile 0432 517 329

    info@sheppartonfoodshare.org.au

     

    45 Toolamba Road, Mooroopna Vic 3629

     

    Collection Times:

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am

     

    Emergency Help:

    Unfortunately we cannot provide food to individuals. If you or your family need emergency food assistance, please contact any of the many local agencies in the area. For example: Goulburn Valley Community Care, Mooroopna Life Church/Op Shop, Salvo Care & Shepparton South Community Centre.

  • WHAT WE DO

    We're on a mission to distribute food to local schools and emergency relief agencies, supporting those in need in the Goulburn Valley area.

    Sharing in the Goulburn Valley

    Since 2012 Shepparton Foodshare has been rescuing and receiving donations of fresh and nutritious food and redistributing it to those in need in the Goulburn Valley. It partners with supermarkets, business and other food rescue agencies across the state to provide nutritious food from every food group. Food is then collected by registered emergency relief agencies, churches and schools and distributed to those in need within the local community.

     

    The food rescued by, and donated to Foodshare, is at its ‘sell by’ or ‘best before’ date or may, for example have labelling errors. Depending on the type of food, it may remain fit for consumption for days to months after this date. By storing the food according to regulation guidelines, Foodshare is able to extend its shelf life to provide nutritious meals for local people and prevent edible food entering the waste stream.

     

    Through its rescue, sorting and redistribution operation, Foodshare is able to prevent around 300,000 kilograms of food from going into landfill as waste every year. An additional environmental benefit from our food sorting process is the separation of food and plastic packaging, with vegetable food waste provided as farm animal food, and plastic waste redirected from landfill into the recycling stream.

     

    Along with the positive impact of providing nutritious food to those that would otherwise go hungry, the social impact of Shepparton Foodshare also flows to the more than 20 volunteers whose combined work each week exceeds 100 hours. These volunteers benefit from and contribute to a sense of community resilience and connectedness, and have the opportunity to gain pre-employment and vocational skills.

     

    The community initiative is overseen by a skills based volunteer Board and operates from the back of the Geoffrey Thompson warehouse in Toolamba Rd, Mooroopna.

     

    Other not for profit agencies wishing to source food for distribution to the needy can register with Shepparton Foodshare by contacting the co-ordinator, Bec Nicoll on 0432 517 329 (Monday to Thursday mornings). Individuals and organisations with food to donate should also contact Bec.

     

    Shepparton Foodshare AGM Report 2016

  • THE GANG

     

    Staff:

    Bec Nicoll

    Vittoria Meola

     

    The Board:

    Bill O’Kane

    Jeremy Rensford

    Stan Gibney

    Jim O’Connor

    Virginia Campbell

    Cheryl Hammer

    Steve Kerwin

    Rod Schubert

     

     

    Staff:

    Bec Nicoll

    Vittoria Meola

     

    The Board:

    Bill O’Kane

    Jeremy Rensford

    Stan Gibney

    Jim O’Connor

    Virginia Campbell

    Cheryl Hammer

    Steve Kerwin

    Rod Schubert

     

     

  • Our Supporters

    We are currently supported by these wonderful organisations:

    SPC

    Supporting Australian Growers.

    SPC has been committed to bringing premium packed fruit and vegetables to Australians for over 90 years.

    Unilever

    Making Sustainable Living common place.

    Unilever is a purpose-driven company. We aim to make sustainable living commonplace.

    Our aim is to provide healthy food for all.

    Foodbank Victoria is an independent not-for-profit organisation with more than 80 years’ food relief experience. We are the state’s oldest and largest organisation of our kind.

    SecondBite redistributes surplus fresh food to community food programs around Australia.

    SecondBite exists to provide access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia. We do this by rescuing and redistributing surplus fresh food, building community capacity in food skills and nutrition and advocating for an end to food insecurity.

    Coles Mooroopna

    A little better every day.

    Coles Mooroopna delivers brilliant service, quality and supports the community with a smile.

     

    A modern cash and carry factory sales outlet

    Top Australian brands with 20-70% off normal retail prices.

     

     

    At 197-205 Corio Street, on the corner of Corio

    and Vaughan Streets

     

    Help us ensure no one goes hungry in our region.

    The Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare is a collaborative service that addresses food insecurity among people experiencing hardship in our region.

    Bendigo Food Share

    We collect food that would otherwise go to waste.

    We are a Not-for-Profit organisation, governed by a local Board and staffed by volunteers.

    Shepparton News

    Shepparton News

    sheppnews.com.au is the leading provider of news and information in the Goulburn Valley and is the digital extension of the successful Shepparton News published six days a week by the McPherson Media Group. A network of journalists, photographers, editors and contributors cover stories about the issues affecting the region and the people who make it great place to live, including breaking news, detailed analysis and opinion.

  • Partner of the Month

    We wish to acknowledge the following monthly partners and thank them for their support.

    The partner of the month generously donates an amount of money to ensure the viability of Shepparton Foodshare for that month.

    If you wish to become a Monthly Partner please contact Shepparton Foodshare.

    October 2017

    Youngs & Co is a family owned and operated Real Estate Agency that offers a complete Real Estate service, including Residential Home Sales, Selling Agents for various Land Subdivisions, Residential Homes, Investment Properties, Commercial Sales & Leasing, all types of Rural Sales, Clearing Sales, managing agents for Self Storage Shed Complexes and Rental Management.

    Young's & Co generous support will assist with our operational costs and will provide the equivalent of approximately 20,000 meals to local people in need.

    Past Monthly Partners

    September 2017

    Kevin Hicks Real Estate

     

    August 2017

    Mathieson Motors

     

    July 2017

    Diverse Builders

     

    May - June 2017
    Fairley Foundation

     

    March - April 2017

    Greater Shepparton Connected Community

     

    September - November 2016
    The Community Fund Goulburn Valley

     

    June, July, August & September 2016
    Greater Shepparton Connected Community

     

    April - May 2016
    The Community Fund Goulburn Valley

     


     


     

     

  • Volunteers

    Without them we could not survive. Below are some of the jobs our volunteers do. If you would like to be involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

     

    Van Drivers:

    • Collect and rescue food from our 8 local supermarkets.
    • Pick up donated food from various donors in the Goulburn Valley.
    • Unload rescued food at Shepparton Foodshare.
    • Maintain the appearance of the pickup van. E.g. cleaning both inside and out regularly.
    • Keep records of food pickups.
    • Maintain log of mileage travelled.
    • Reporting of any damage to vehicle.

    Volunteers

    Food Sorters:

    • Help Retrieve rescued food from the Shepparton Foodshare delivery van.
    • Sort fresh produce into categories of product.
    • Discard non suitable food to waste stream.
    • Pack dry goods onto pallets and then into shelving.
    • Where appropriately authorised, use and maintain walkie stacker.
    • Provide assistance to agencies in collection of food requirements.
    • Record all food collections.
    • Help to pack food into trolleys and repack into agencies vehicles.
    • Maintain warehouse appearance.
    • Checking and removing any out of date goods to the waste stream.

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  • YOUR DONATIONS KEEP US GOING!

    If you are able to donate, Paypal will provide you with a receipt of your donation for tax purposes through email. 

  • Contact Us

    Toolamba Rd, Mooroopna (Geoffrey Thompson Warehouse)

    Mobile 0432 517 329

    info@sheppartonfoodshare.org.au

    45 Toolamba Road, Mooroopna Vic 3629

  • NEWS

    You are invited to join us for the Shepparton Foodshare Fundraising Dinner, 'Make A Meal Of June'. Please follow the link for more information and to book tickets on line.

    Shepparton Foodshare would like to thank Margaret Spadaro

    for volunteering her time to take photos for our website.

    Thank You.