Community Centre Freezer
Coast Shelter Community Centre project will build a larger freezer to meet demand for donated food storage. The Centre provides more than 50,000 meals a year to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Food is collected daily from major retailers and while much can be used within the next few days, goods that could be frozen and used later are often currently rejected due to the current lack of freezer storage space.
Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre
Far North Coast NSW food recovery program
The Consortium of Neighbourhood Centres Far North Coast (CONC) will expand and consolidate its food rescue and relief program and establish an integrated Far North Coast NSW Food Recovery Program. Two refrigerated vans, on-site refrigeration and freezers, storage equipment and cooking appliances will facilitate the regional project to increase food donations from local businesses and redistribute these donations across seven local government areas. The food recovery program will aim to rescue 243 tonnes per year and will provide an estimated 150,000 nutritious meals to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families through six Neighbourhood Centres and two Brighter Future Program Offices.
SecondBite fresh food rescue and redistribution expansion in NSW
This project will enable SecondBite to buy a new truck, two vans and freezer equipment for the newly relocated distribution warehouse in western Sydney. As a result, SecondBite will be able to rescue an additional 524,000 kilograms of high quality surplus fresh food a year, preventing harmful greenhouse gases if sent to landfill, and provide an additional 1,048,000 nutritious meals each year for people in need in NSW.
Settlement Services International Limited
The Staples Bag
The Staples Bag is a non-profit community food project that improves access to nutritious and affordable staple grocery items for the most disadvantaged members of the community. Settlement Services currently provide more than 750 bags of high-quality essential staple groceries every week to families and individuals in need, operate a food pantry in Campsie, a low-income suburb in Sydney's inner west, and also run 15 weekly pop-up grocery stores across Sydney. This project will enable Settlement Services to purchase much-needed infrastructure to expand their ability to accept food donations and redistribute to people in need by providing a van, cool rooms and freezer.