Providing food to people that need it most in our diverse community
Your Local Food Relief Service
If you are a not-for-profit emergency relief service, school, neighbourhood house, church or community meals program, you may be eligible to register to collect our food.
Do you have some time to volunteer? Foodshare relies on community spirit to provide food to help people across the Goulburn Valley. If you are physically fit and can volunteer 3 – 15 hours weekly please get in touch.
FOOTT Waste Solutions
Monthly Partner January 2024
Monthly partners provide a donation to support Foodshare's operational costs in their chosen partner month.
FOOTT Waste Solutions, a leading waste, recycling and events solutions company can manage all your large-scale waste and recycling needs to ensure everyone is happy. If you’re a builder looking for building and recycling waste solutions, or a business looking for liquid waste removal, or an events group needing toilets and waste management for a large gathering, FOOTT will provide the right solution that best suits your needs. Visit the FOOTT website here.
See the 2023/24 Monthly Partners here.
Since 2012 Shepparton Foodshare has distributed 4 million kilograms of food to people in need across the Goulburn Valley and beyond.
Foodshare’s food collection, warehousing and redistribution service provides a hub for registered agencies to collect food for the people they support and for business and individuals to donate.
Foodshare rescues/receives food donations to redistribute to those in necessitous circumstances. On average 350,000 kgs of food is distributed to registered emergency relief agencies, schools, neighbourhood houses, community meals programs and churches annually. The people supported include individuals, children, homeless, First Nations people, and our culturally and linguistically diverse community, including new arrivals and refugees.
Foodshare partners with supermarkets, business, manufacturers, growers and other food rescue agencies to provide nutritious food. Food is stored according to regulation guidelines to extend shelf life to provide nutritious food and prevent edible food entering landfill. It operates under a no fee for service model other than a small one-off registration fee. Food is provided to agencies on the agreement they provide it to those in necessitous circumstances for free as these people simply cannot pay for it.
Along with the positive impact of providing food and reducing landfill by redirecting edible food from the waste stream, the social impact flows to the 30 volunteers that provide the majority of the hours required to operate. These volunteers benefit from and contribute to a sense of community resilience and connectedness and have the opportunity to gain preemployment and vocational skills.