Can you help by donating food staples?
Shepparton Foodshare is grateful for donations of food.
For your convenience there are two drop off locations for food donations as follows -
Shepparton Foodshare - Monday to Thursday, between 8am to 1pm, and
Bicaro's Ristorante - Tuesday to Saturday, between 5pm to 8pm
30 North Street, Shepparton
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, Grace Grieve on 0432 517 329 (Monday to Thursday mornings). Individuals and organisations with food to donate should also contact Grace.
We are currently supported by these wonderful organisations:
Supporting Australian Growers.
SPC has been committed to bringing premium packed fruit and vegetables to Australians for over 90 years.
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.
A little better every day.
Coles Mooroopna delivers brilliant service, quality and supports the community with a smile.
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.
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.
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust is an independent philanthropic trust established by Helen Macpherson Schutt (née Smith) in 1951. On her passing in 1951, Helen left £275,000, the majority of her wealth, to establish a perpetual philanthropic trust to benefit Victorian charitable institutions. Launched as the Helen M. Schutt Trust, the name was changed to the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust in 2001 to acknowledge the Macpherson and Smith families as the prime source of her legacy.
Since HMST was established, $113 million has been approved in grants to a wide range of Victorian charitable institutions and a diverse range of projects benefiting Victorians every year.
Greater Shepparton Foundation
Greater Shepparton Foundation has provided financial support via its various grant programs over the years. Recently, GSF provided emergency assistance by way of supplying hand sanitizer, funds for food staples and cooked meals for distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The Engagement Collective provides engagement, communication and research services. The team have worked with Shepparton Foodshare over the past 12 months to develop a Strategic Plan for the next five years. To find out more please visit them on Facebook at Chatterbox Projects, Activate Consulting and Cochrane Research Solutions.
Past Monthly Partners
Kevin Hicks Real Estate
Dr Simon and Margie Sneyd
Ian and Helen Parsons
Bill and Marian O'Kane
Dr Simon & Marge Sneyd
Ian & Helen Parsons