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What is Foodbank?

Foodbank is by far the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia with a presence in all states and territories.

Foodbank South Australia is a non-denominational community supported, non-profit organisation which relies on the support of a large network of dedicated people who have a commitment to fulfilling the aims and objectives of Foodbank South Australia.

The concept of Foodbank South Australia is simple – to feed the country’s needy by redistributing surplus food.

Food growers, manufacturers and processors produce quantities of food which, for various commercial reasons, cannot be sold. The products may be incorrectly labelled, have faulty packaging, be part of a trial run or are not produced to exact specifications.

It is estimated that as much as 30% of all food produced is unsalable for a variety of reasons.

Increasingly, welfare agencies are involved in an on-going struggle to provide food relief to thousands of people who are dependant on food handouts to supplement their welfare benefits.

Foodbank is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need. Find out more about how we work.

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