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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SecondBite Partner with PonyUp for Good SecondBite is incredibly proud to announce our partnership with PonyUp for Good, a new Melbourne based social enterprise with a firm lock on reducing toxic landfill.PonyUp for Good are as passionate about giving new life to old technology as we are about rescuing food otherwise destined for landfill, it's a perfect fit.This sharp new social enterprise is reducing e-waste landfill by collecting donated, decommissioned devices (smartphones, tablets & laptops) from socially conscious organ...

UPDATE - POSTPONEMENT OF DATE: 2016 Waste Not Want Not Dinner Due to unforeseen circumstances we need to postpone our Waste Not Want Not Dinner that was advertised on the 12th October 2016.Stay tuned for further details for this exciting event....

SecondBite appoints new CEO On Tuesday 31st May 2016 SecondBite proudly announced the appointment of renowned social enterprise leader, Jim Mullan, as our new CEO.Jim is an international leader in social enterprise development as the former CEO of The Big Issue, UK. He has more than three decades of community business experience; working in social enterprises, he has seen the gap between ‘haves’ and people in real need increase. “I want to find a new solution. The problem of food wastage remains one of the biggest ch...

SecondBite's Waste Not Want Not Dinner On Thursday 20th August 2015 we are having a gala fundraising dinner. SecondBite ambassador Matt Preston has curated an amazing line up of 15 of Australia’s top chefs who will unite under the one roof to provide guests with a stunning three course menu with canapés and premium wines and beverages. Mick Molloy will guide guests through an unmissable culinary journey of the finest food, wine and entertainment whilst raising much needed funds to support vulnerable Australians.Our aim i...

MasterChef’s final 3 visit Prahran Mission As a part of SecondBite’s relationship with MasterChef, Matt Preston (SecondBite ambassador and MasterChef judge) accompanied the final 3 contestants - Billie McKay, Georgia Barnes, Jessica Arnott – ahead of the finale, on a visit to our long-time community food program partner, Prahran Mission.They got an up-close look at the impact of our work. Click here to see them in action....

Recently. SecondBite was awarded a grant from MyState Foundation for our innovative "SecondBite in Schools" program. It allows us to put healthy meals on the empty plates of Tasmanians most in need, while students develop important nutrition education and cooking skills, and an appreciation of the plight of vulnerable Tasmanians.Thank you MyState and thanks kids!...

Our Co-Founder & Chairman recognised The prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year encourages and recognises people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. Congratulations to our wonderful Co-Founder & Chairman, Ian Carson who is one of three Southern Region winners to be selected for this award. Your award as the Southern Region Social Entrepreneur is well deserved! To read more about this award and other nominees, click here....

Our food system is broken - but it can be fixed SecondBite's CEO, Elaine Montegriffo, writes in this blog that we don't need to produce more food, but waste less.By reducing the massive amounts of waste within the food system, we have the means to provide healthy, nutritious food for many more people while demanding less from our planet's finite resources...To read more click here...

SecondBite leaders win global award Elaine Montegriffo (CEO), Ian Carson (Chairman and Co-founder) and Simone Carson (Director and Co-founder) have won a global award as 2015 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year.The award from the Schwab Foundation, the "sister organisation" of the World Economic Forum, was officially announced in Geneva on 30 March 2015.Elaine, Ian and Simone are the only Australians to be recognised. Winners were selected in recognition of their innovative approaches and potential to contribute to pressing global is...

SecondBite launches Meals that Matter An innovative collaboration putting healthy food on empty plates in NSWPremier of NSW, Mike Baird, and Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Member for Wentworth, launched SecondBite’s Meals that Matter program in Bondi on 20th February 2015.Meals that Matter is an innovative collaboration between national fresh-food rescue organisation, SecondBite, and Bondi-based community kitchen, Our Big Kitchen (OBK). The program also brings together the business community and other NSW-based community food programs....