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.
Each week we deliver fresh produce to over 1,200 community food programs. These agencies are on the front line of food poverty, and without them thousands of people would go without a daily meal.
Our ‘fair go’ policy ensures that large (>400 meals per day) and small (<10 meals per day) organisations alike have access to fresh food.
Before SecondBite, agencies purchased much of their food with donated funds – often at retail prices. By saving money on their food bill, organisations can divert funds back into educational, social, recreational and outreach programs for their clients.
Choice and variety
Due to limited funds, agencies often had restricted food budgets and were sometimes left with powdered soup as a last resort. Receiving regular deliveries of fresh raw ingredients has given agencies the freedom to create wholesome, nutritious and culturally diverse menus for their clients.
Could your organisation or food program benefit by receiving food from SecondBite?