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About SecondBite Food Charity Australia

About SecondBite

SecondBite is Australia’s largest free food rescue organisation, with operations in every state and territory, rescuing and delivering nutritious food free of charge to those in need

SecondBite exists to ensure that good food destined for landfill reaches people facing hunger and food insecurity. In doing so, we address critical social, environmental and economic challenges. 

SecondBite founders Ian and Simone Carson at Prahran Market

Humble beginnings 

SecondBite was founded by Ian and Simone Carson OAM in 2005 when they noticed the amount of good quality food being thrown out at their local market in Prahran, Melbourne, and decided to do something about it. They gathered friends and family and collected produce in their cars to deliver to a local food charity.

Initially they were collecting around 600kg of food, equivalent to approximately 1200 meals, from the market and two restaurants. Today, they have provided the equivalent of over 350 million meals to our charity partners across the country.

Ian and Simone firmly believe all Australians should have access to healthy food no matter where they live or what their circumstances, and are proud to be part of the conversation and solution for how many people regularly face food insecurity.

Our Impact in FY23

SecondBite FY23 Impact Infographic

The SecondBite Way

SecondBite Direct Delivery Truck

Direct Delivery’ where our vehicles collect food from our food partners, bring it back to our warehouses for sorting and packing, then deliver to our charity partners.

SecondBite Charity Partner

Community Connect’ for regional and rural areas, SecondBite connects a charity partner to a food partner for them to collect the food directly.