SecondBite – Ending Waste. Ending Hunger.

We rescue food to feed hungry Aussies.

About SecondBite

We provide food for FREE

We rescue edible surplus food from growers, manufacturers and retailers and distribute it free of charge to over 1,100 charities and not-for-profit organisations to feed Aussies in need. Our partners use the rescued food for nourishing meals, emergency relief packages, community pantries and much more.

The need for more food is great

One in five Aussies are affected by food insecurity and don’t have enough safe, nutritious food. This can badly affect their physical, emotional and social wellbeing. SecondBite makes sure that good food is getting to people who need it most, rather than to landfill.

$1 donated provides enough food for up to 5 meals

SecondBite is the most efficient national food rescue organisation in Australia. Our combined Community Connect and Direct Delivery models of food rescue and distribution keeps our operating costs low. This means that for every $1 you donate, we distribute enough food for up to 5 meals.


In FY21 we rescued and distributed 24.3 million kilos of food to provide more than 48.7 million meals.

The effects of drought, floods and COVID-19 in recent times have seen the demand for food relief soar. There’s so much more to be done.

$1 = 5 meals

For every dollar you donate we distribute enough food for up to 5 meals.

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SecondBite is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and is a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Our latest stories

Belmont Forum shopping centre reaches milestone in support of SecondBite

Belmont Forum shopping centre, east of Perth, is celebrating 30,000 kg of food donated to SecondBite this month, the timing coinciding with Stop Food Waste Day on April 26.

The Swag partners with SecondBite to minimise food waste and support Aussies in need

To raise awareness of Stop Food Waste Day on Wednesday, April 26, SecondBite has partnered with Australian food storage and produce bag manufacturer The Swag.

Urban Angels delivers nutritious meals in support of flood relief

In the heart of the Sunshine Coast, you’ll find the Urban Angels Community Kitchen, which runs a food relief program where staff and volunteers create and distribute nutritious frozen meals for people in need using food supplied by SecondBite.

SecondBite CEO Steve Clifford and staff pack boxes for our agency partners

Coles Store Support Centre team bring their A-game to hamper packing for Aussies in need

The highlight of the Coles Store Support Centre sustainability week (May 9 – 13) was definitely the mini warehouse set up at their head office, in which staff came to pack much needed hampers of essential pantry items in support of SecondBite.

Our impact in FY21

24.3 million kgs of food

rescued and distributed

48.7 million meals

provided to people in need

1,400+ food programs


Every meal equals 500 grams of food provided to the charities and community organisations we partner with.

How you can support us

Donate surplus or unsold food

Volunteer at SecondBite

Fundraise for SecondBite

Some of our amazing corporate partners