Bulimba Branch – Queensland
FareShare charity kitchen in Morningside cooks surplus food into free, nutritious meals for people in need, in partnership with Foodbank who distribute the meals. Head Chef James 'creates' from whatever excess food is brought in, cooking them in 300kg kettle cookers before vacuum sealing, freezing and then distributing over 5,000 meals a day.
James says, "The biggest surprise is there is such a variety of people who need meals. It's not only those that are homeless or unemployed but those that are paying all their bills and maintaining a home but just don't have any money left to buy food". The $500 donation from CommBank will be put toward helping the kitchen volunteers achieve their mission of ‘Rescue. Cook. Feed.’