About Foodbank WA
Foodbank fights hunger in Western Australia by providing quality food to people in need and by delivering food education that promotes healthy eating.
Foodbank is Western Australia’s largest food relief organisation providing over 6 million meals a year to people in need, which is a staggering half a million meals per month.
We work with the food and grocery industry to source surplus and donated products. We also collaborate with industry and government on innovative programs to produce key pantry staples. This enables us to supply more than 414 charity partners and 474 schools with the provisions they need to fight hunger in the community.
Who does Foodbank help?
Foodbank supports traditionally vulnerable groups like seniors, the unemployed and homeless people.
However, our research shows that the largest group that seek food relief in WA are low-income families. They are not unemployed but simply do not earn enough money to make ends meet.
Foodbank WA also provides a range of healthy eating and education programs to build the capacity of children and adults to better take care of their health and wellbeing.
Our School Breakfast Program is the largest in Australia and stretches from remote Kimberley schools to Esperance.
Our Food Sensations® education sessions make learning to cook and eat healthy foods fun. We deliver programs to people of all ages throughout the state.
1 in 5 Western Australian’s (21%) have experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months, sadly at least 100,000 are children.
Food Insecurity in Western Australia
Join us in the Fight Against Hunger
There are many other ways you can help Foodbank fight hunger:
We rely on donations to help keep our trucks on the road rescuing and collecting food and to buy key pantry staples to make sure we have enough to meet the need. Every $1 you donate will help provide 2 meals.
We are completely dependent on the generosity of food donors who choose to donate surplus food instead of letting it go to waste. As long as the food is still safe to consume, we will take it and make sure it gets to people in need.
Whether it’s your work, school, church, community group or sporting club, food drives are a great way to help raise awareness of hunger and collect food for people in need.
Volunteers are essential to our work. We have a variety of short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups available year-round. Peter Rowsthorn takes you on a tour of Foodbanks new home.