What food can be donated?

As a food rescue organisation, we can accept most food items that are good quality and fit for human consumption. Please check the lists below for further detail about what is suitable product for donation.

Foods that can be donated:

  • Fresh produce
  • Frozen or fresh meat (excluding raw chicken)
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Frozen foods
  • Pre-packaged foods or meals in unopened, original packaging
  • Catered food that has not been served
  • Sandwiches, bread and bakery products
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

For safety reasons, there are some food items we are unable to accept as donations:

  • Food that is past its expiry date
  • Food that is no longer fit for human consumption due to decay or spoiling
  • Catered food that has been served on a buffet (or similar)
  • High risk seafood and shellfish
  • Raw chicken
  • Anything containing alcohol
  • Food items where the packaging has been damaged in away that compromises food safety
  • Cut scraps, vegetable peelings – things that would be considered general rubbish

Find out more about Food Safety Regulations here.

Interested in becoming a food donor? We’d love to hear from you. Contact the team here.

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