General Questions

Who is Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare and what do they do?

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare (AWR FoodShare) is a Not for Profit company that rescues food, shares food and empowers people so that on-one in our region goes hungry. We operate a first class warehouse in Moorefield Park Drive Wodonga where we collect food from over 32 producers and distribute this to over 100 agencies who in turn provide this food to people who would otherwise go hungry. We are primarily volunteer run with over 100 amazing volunteers helping us with everything from driving our van, to sorting and packing food, to various customer service and administration tasks. We have a highly skilled manager, Peter Matthews who keeps things ticking in the best way possible and a volunteer board focussing on governance and growth. We were established due to of the collaborative effort of over 70 local health and welfare organisations that identified the need for a better logistical way for sourcing, storing, transporting and sharing food for people in need. As a result, Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare, in its first year of operation has:

  • More than doubled food rescue and distribution within the region
  • Significantly increase the availability of fresh food for people in need
  • Increased the number of organisations that have access to rescued food for their clients in need
  • Reduced the stress and cost to local agencies in having to provide volunteers and coordination for sourcing food donations and bulk food storage
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