SecondBite exists to provide access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia. We do this by rescuing and redistributing surplus fresh food, building community capacity in food skills and nutrition and advocating for an end to food insecurity.

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National Operations

  • VICTORIA
    • SecondBite Melbourne - HQ

      Formally established in 2005, SecondBite was the idea of Ian and Simone Carson who decided they could no longer watch good food go to waste while people went hungry.

      In its first year, SecondBite was run by just three volunteers in Victoria and moved just over 600 kg of food. Since then, the Melbourne hub has grown at an astounding rate with the generous support of volunteers, donors, and supporters alike. Now the national headquarters for the organisation, the Kensington warehouse operates with five vans, one truck, 23 staff and over 600 volunteers, with hubs in Geelong, Werribee, Sunshine and Kilsyth. 

      SecondBite Geelong

      The SecondBite Geelong hub was established in 2009 and has since rescued and redistributed over 300,000 kg of fresh surplus food to 37 agencies in the Geelong region. Partnered with Community Veracity and managed by Geelong Operations Coordinator Ben Hill, the hub operates with two vans, two staff and a group of volunteers.

      SecondBite Kilsyth

      At the start of 2013, the Kilsyth hub opened in partnership with A Gesture. In the 2013 financial year, a total of 306,000 kg collected allowed us to service food agencies in the outer eastern suburbs, extending as far as the Yarra Valley region. The Kilsyth hub is located at Factory 7/155 Canterbury Rd, Kilsyth, where we are hosted by The Eastern Food Alliance and RTO. 

      Regional

      SecondBite Community Connect™ works across regional Australia to the outer most areas of Victoria. Currently SecondBite Community Connect™ connects 50 regional and rural Victorian agencies to over 68 donors, moving an average of 19,000 kg of fresh surplus food per month.

  • NSW + ACT
    In SecondBite's first year of operations in NSW, the priority was establishing a strong foundation for future growth. The SecondBite van in
  • QUEENSLAND
    In the 2013 financial year Queensland collected 254,166 kg of fresh food, following a successful start of the Queensland operation in Janua
  • SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    During the 2013 financial year, SecondBite collected a total of 84,702 kg through an interim subcontractor partnership with FoodBank SA and
  • TASMANIA
    During the 2013 financial year, 170 community food programs in Tasmania received 655,843 kg of redistributed fresh food. 56% of this food wa
  • NORTHERN TERRITORY
    After working with the NT government on the introduction of the Good Samaritan Act in 2010, SecondBite has been supporting Baptcare and the
  • WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    The total collections in Western Australia for the 2013 financial year were 380,000 kg from all collection modes. Under the Coles Community