Who We Are

FareShare and Leader started the Feed Melbourne Appeal in 2009. The campaign was prompted by a growing number of charities telling us that while they were being offered more and more food to help feed the increasing number of people in their communities seeking help, they did not have the means to store, cook, serve and distribute it.

LEADER logo_NOV 2015_cropLeader is Melbourne’s largest and most influential community newspaper publisher. Delivered to over 1.4 million homes and businesses, Leader remains an integral feature of suburban Melbourne providing the most comprehensive coverage of local news and stories in 33 communities.

Reaching 1.3 million readers every week, the Leader brand​ represents one of the most respected and most recognisable faces of suburban Melbourne. As part of the national network of more than 100 News Corp Community Newspapers and with a dedicated local editorial team for every newspaper, Leader has the experience and resources to create exceptional products for readers and advertisers. Visit leadernews.com.au

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Since 2000, Melbourne food charity FareShare has collected quality food from businesses such as supermarkets, wholesale markets, farmers, manufacturers, caterers, retailers and hospitality schools. FareShare transforms this food into 5,000 nutritious meals every day and provides them free-of-charge to more than 400 Victorian charities. FareShare also redistributes a large quantity of uncooked food directly to local charities. FareShare operates Australia’s largest charity kitchen and cooks more than one million, free meals a year from rescued food.

FareShare is funded by philanthropic foundations, businesses and the public. Some 800 regular volunteers assist our five chefs cook meals six days a week. Another 6,000 corporate and school volunteers lend their support each year too! It costs FareShare about 75 cents to rescue enough food to cook a meal and distribute it to a charity. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit www.fareshare.net.au

NewmansOwnlogoNewman’s Own Foundation was established by the late Hollywood legend and humanitarian Paul Newman to continue his philanthropic legacy by ensuring that all the profits and royalties from the sale of Paul Newman’s Own and Newman’s Own fine food products are used to support charitable organisations. As Nutrition is one of our global funding focus areas, with the emphasis on fresh food access and education, Newman’s Own Foundation is proud to be a major supporter of the Feed Melbourne Appeal. Paul Newman’s legacy has resulted in more than $475 million (USD) being donated to thousands of charities worldwide since 1982. To learn more about the Newman’s Own Foundation please visit Newman’s Own Foundation or  www.paulnewmansown.com.au