If your business has quality surplus food, why not donate it to a local food charity, FareShare or Foodbank Victoria. Product that is close to its Best Before date, damaged packaging, labelling errors and produce that’s too big, too small or the wrong shape or colour, can be used by charities to help people in Melbourne.
It is perfectly legal to donate food that’s in good condition to charities. In the early 2000’s Melbourne food charity FareShare successfully lobbied the State Government to have Australia’s first Good Samaritan law introduced to protect food donors – see http://www.fareshare.net.au/givefood.php?WEBYEP_DI=8
Your surplus food could be cooked with other rescued food to make tasty, nutritious meals in FareShare’s kitchen – free to all Victorian food charities. Or it may be more suitable to be given out by Foodbank Victoria to one or more of 500 local Victorian charities registered with the agency.
Both FareShare and Foodbank Victoria have refrigerated vans and trucks and large storage facilities for ambient, chilled and frozen product and experienced staff trained in food safety and handling.
So why not contact us to see if your surplus food can go to someone’s belly rather than some council’s landfill.
FareShare – Chris Scott, 0425 112 225, firstname.lastname@example.org
Foodbank Victoria – Peter Chalmers, 9362 8311, email@example.com