Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres. We operate with a staff of approximately 90 employees and over 3,000 volunteers. https://www.foodbankwa.org.au/
From humble beginnings, Foodbank has grown enormously to become the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia. Last year alone, we provided enough food for over 60 million meals.
We have been fighting hunger in Western Australia since 1994. Today we source and distribute enough food to provide 5.7 million meals to food to over 500 welfare and charity agencies.
The Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program provides an additional 2.2 million serves of breakfast to over 430 schools throughout the state and we are also the largest provider of nutrition education and healthy eating programs.
Foodbank WA is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need to ensure all West Australian’s have enough food to eat.