This sensational group rescues perishable, fresh and nutritious food from cafes, caterers, supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it to disadvantaged, vulnerable people.
Food Rescue is a philanthropically funded program run by UnitingCare West. Food Rescue services disadvantaged people in Western Australia. It aims to alleviate hunger by saving perishable, fresh, nutritious food from landfill and redistributing to those who need it.
Food is rescued from supermarkets, distribution centres, cafes, restaurants wholesalers, caterers and function centres and is redistributed through a network of agencies and programs that reach the homeless, women and children in crisis, drug and alcohol crisis centres, emergency relief, new arrivals, Indigenous Australians and low and fixed income earners of all ages. In WA alone, nearly 14,000 people are homeless each night and a further 111,000 per year are at risk of requiring food assistance.
Food Rescue is fully funded through donations by individuals, businesses and philanthropic funding. We require donations and volunteers to continue to operate to service disadvantaged West Australians and do our bit for this amazing planet we live on.