Working with farmers and growers

Farming communities work closely with Foodbank to donate and share their nutritious staple products such as rice, milk, meat, grain, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Capturing these products is made possible by working collaboratively at every touchpoint along the food supply chain, including directly with farmers, pack sheds, right through to the retailers distribution centres. Foodbank also partners with the various industry bodies and grower groups to help raise awareness within their networks about our agricultural programs and how their industries generous support is helping communities and vulnerable Australians all over the country.

The fresh produce is then distributed directly to our charity network and school breakfast programs, used in Foodbank’s production kitchens, or is a regular ingredient contribution in our collaborative supply programs producing sausages, cereal, rice, pasta and pasta sauce. Find out more about how we work with farmers and primary industries below.