Providing food to people that need it most in our diverse community
Your Local Food Relief Service
You must be a registered agency to collect food for the people you support.
We are unable to assist individuals. Please contact a registered agency here that may be able to assist you.
Monthly Partner November 2023
Monthly partners provide a donation to support Foodshare's operational costs in their chosen partner month.
Our November Monthly Partner is Everyday Supplies Not only supporters of Shepparton Foodshare, but of so may other local charities, Everyday Supplies have been a part of our community for more than 25 years providing friendly service and quality cleaning products, staff/tea room supplies, washroom supplies, brushware, brooms and mops. See the 2023/24 Monthly Partners here.
Since 2012 Shepparton Foodshare has distributed 3.9 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.