Delivering the goods for FareShare

When charity FareShare needed to transport almost 60,000 litres of Italian-style tomato puree from Shepparton to its kitchens in Melbourne, Linfox helped to get it there.

Every day FareShare relies on hundreds of volunteers to power their kitchens, preparing free and nutritious meals for those doing it tough.

More people have been doing it tough over recent months, so when FareShare needed to transport almost 60,000 litres of Italian-style tomato puree from Shepparton to its kitchens in Melbourne, Linfox organised two B-doubles to get it there.

FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and uses it to prepare free nutritious meals for those in need in major capital cities.

This is not just about feeding those in need. FareShare, with the support of Linfox and other organisations is connecting with people who have been isolated, not just by government rules limiting contact, but also the loss of their job.

In May alone, FareShare’s kitchens in Melbourne and Brisbane prepared a total of more than 500,000 meals.

Since the COVID crisis began, FareShre has prepared more than 400,000 free meals for international students in Melbourne and Brisbane and another 50,000 for Indigenous communities in Queensland.

An estimated five million Australians experienced food insecurity last year while food waste costs the economy an estimated $20 billion. FareShare tackles that challenge head-on with the help of volunteers and donors. Learn more by visiting www.fareshare.net.au

FareShare Logistics Manager, Patrick Lanyon gratefully receives 44 drums of Australian ‘red gold’ tomato puree, transported by Linfox from Shepparton to Melbourne.

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