What is Foodbank?

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Foodbank is by far, the largest hunger relief organisation in Northern Territory.

Last year alone, Foodbank Northern Territory provided enough food for 410,000 meals.

Foodbank Northern Territory is a non-denominational community supported, non-profit organisation which relies on the support of a large network of dedicated people who have a commitment to fulfilling the aims and objectives of Foodbank Northern Territory.

The concept of Foodbank Northern Territory is simple – to feed the country’s needy by redistributing surplus food.

Food growers, manufacturers and processors produce quantities of food which, for various commercial reasons, cannot be sold. The products may be incorrectly labelled, have faulty packaging, be part of a trial run or are not produced to exact specifications.

It is estimated that as much as 30% of all food produced is unsaleable for a variety of reasons.

Increasingly, welfare agencies are involved in an on-going struggle to provide food relief to thousands of people who are dependant on food handouts to supplement their welfare benefits.

Foodbank Northern Territory is the link between these two groups. Foodbank provides an outlet to food companies for their surplus stock and at the same time, allows community support agencies to save time and resources in the solicitation of nutritious food. Find out more about  how we work.

The Foodbank Warehouse in Darwin
The Foodbank Warehouse in Darwin
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