FoodLegal partners with Foodbank Australia

7th December 2021: Australia’s experts in Australian Food Law, FoodLegal have become an official supporter of Foodbank Australia, the country’s leading food and grocery relief organisation responsible for distributing 48.8 million kilograms of food and grocery relief to 2,950 charities nationwide in 2020.

FoodLegal will continue to provide legal assistance and help Foodbank navigate and validate the not-for-profits’ requirements and that of its national donors around the acceptance and distribution of donated food and groceries.

FoodLegal works with food businesses to provide tailored compliance solutions and advice for the Australian market. FoodLegal CEO, Cheryl McLeod says FoodLegal is excited to expand its relationship with Foodbank Australia. “We very much look forward to working more closely with Foodbank to support its objectives in distributing safe, suitable food to those in need.”

Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey says this donated service will be invaluable. “We thoroughly welcome FoodLegal to the Foodbank family. As a national supporter the team’s expertise and knowledge will help us ensure that we, our donors and our charities have greater assurance that we are meeting all legal requirements of redistribution safety.”

Foodbank Australia provides food and grocery relief to more than 1 million Australians every month. It works with the entire Australian food and grocery industry including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers to source fresh and manufactured foods as well as personal and household care items for people doing it tough.

Donations include stock that doesn’t meet industry specifications, is close to expiry or excess to requirements. In addition, companies also make donations as part of their corporate social responsibility commitments.

“We are really grateful for the team at FoodLegal. Working with the complexities of donated food and groceries has occupied so much of our time to ensure we get it right so having the experts from FoodLegal on board, who will be able to do it in a fraction of what we can, is just invaluable.” Ms Casey said.