Working with wholesalers and retailers

Our generous partners are essential in helping us achieve our mission of delivering the most food to the most Australians in need in the most efficient and effective way. We simply couldn’t provide the assistance we do without the generosity and support of our wonderful partners from right across the food and grocery industry, including our wholesale and retail partners.

We work with the retailers and wholesalers at a DC/warehouse level to capture donations of ambient, chilled and fresh foods and personal and household products. We receive products for all sorts of reasons;

  • Out of specification,
  • Close to expiry,
  • Damaged or incorrect packaging or underweight,
  • Deleted product,
  • Surplus to requirement,
  • Private label

If it’s still fit for purpose, chances are we’ll accept it.   

Some ways retailers or wholesalers help:

  • Provide Foodbank with initial introductions to suppliers.
  • Approve private label manufacturers and suppliers to donate products to Foodbank.
  • Allow Foodbank to use spare freight capacity within its national network. This helps us share product across our national network.  

Is your organisation able to help contribute to fighting hunger in Australia? We’d love to hear from you! Contact  our Supply Chain Team today to discuss.