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SecondBite Community Charity Partners

Community & Charity Partners

In 2023, SecondBite partnered with 1,152 charities who operate food programs in their communities to support people in need. 

Our charity partners make a real difference to people’s lives, providing more than just a meal – they provide support, hope and friendship to those doing it tough.

Almost three in five of our charity partners receive no external funding from the government, and over 75% experienced an increased demand for food relief last year.EW

We play a vital role in reducing food waste and addressing hunger across Australia by rescuing surplus food from various sources nationwide. Rather than distributing food directly to individuals, we supply this rescued food to charities, organisations, and community groups.

Our partners then use the food to run their own programs, ensuring it reaches those in need. Through this approach, we maximise the impact of rescued food, supporting communities and reducing waste.

Our charity partners operate a range of activities in the community using the free food provided by SecondBite, including food hampers and relief packages, market style food pantries, onsite and mobile kitchens, ready to eat meals and school breakfast programs.

Our charity partners help a wide cross-section of Australians facing food insecurity, including families in crisis, refugees and asylum seekers, indigenous Australians, low income and unemployed people, homeless people and those at risk of homelessness, students, elderly and disabled people.

Pastor David of SecondBite Community Charity Partner House of Refuge

The House of Refuge, VIC

The House of Refuge operates a community food pantry, where twice a week families and individuals doing it tough are welcomed to take what they need without judgment.

SecondBite delivers eight to 12 pallets of food each week, and none of it goes to waste.

Pastor David says the food pantry service has grown rapidly in recent years, helping to feed more than one thousand people a week from all cultures, religions and backgrounds.

“We wouldn’t be able to feed a thousand people a week if it wasn’t for SecondBite. They keep giving us the food we need to help others.” Says Pastor David.

The Murri School Acacia Ridge QLD SecondBite Charity Partner

The Murri School, QLD

The Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School (also known as The Murri School) in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, provides Prep to Year 12 education to Indigenous students. The school strives to foster an inclusive learning environment that promotes empowerment, identity and success as students walk in two worlds.

Each week, SecondBite provides fresh healthy food and pantry essentials to the school, which are then sorted and placed into individual food hampers for families doing it tough.

“At the end of the day we just want to provide an equal playing field for all the kids at our school and make sure no one goes without. We care about creating a really supportive environment where everyone feels safe and valued.” Says Jeff.