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  • Our Community »  SecondBite

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    SecondBite is committed to making a positive difference to people by identifying sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and produce that would otherwise go to waste and facilitating its safe and timely distribution to agencies and people in need. SecondBite is a national organisation that has a focus on nutrition and the majority of the food we redistribute is fresh fruit and vegetables. SecondBite is the only food rescue organisation with an established research team, and through innovation, education and advocacy, SecondBite is contributing to the alleviation of food insecurity in Australia.

    Problem

    The fact that in Australia 1.2 million people last year ran out of food and were unable to purchase more, and at the same time we threw out nearly $8 billion dollars worth of food. Food is a basic human right and we have a responsibility to care for the most vulnerable, and we can show part of that care through the food we provide – ensuring it is dignified, healthy and nutritious.

    Hope

    A healthy, equitable and sustainable food system that reduces waste and provides for all.

    Proud

    In 2012 we prevented 3 million kilograms of fresh food from ending up in landfill. We have a zero food waste policy so all of the food we collect is prevented from entering landfill and creating methane.

    Die Happy

    A local community meal made with loads of fresh SecondBite delivered vegetables in a diverse, vibrant and inclusive setting

    Involved

    SecondBite is always looking for Food, Funds & Time. You can go to our website at www.secondbite.org or call our national toll free number 1800 263 283.

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    Rescuing Food

      "SecondBite is committed to making a positive difference to people by identifying sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and produce that would otherwise go to waste and facilitating its safe and timely distribution to agencies and people in...
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    FEATURE ARTICLE SecondBite

    A SecondBite of the food system apple

    Food rescue not-for-profit SecondBite discuss how and why 5% of Australians experience personal 'food insecurity' - those who lack access to safe, nutritious food from a non-emergency source.
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    SecondBite releases `The Environmental Impact of Fresh Rescued Food’ report

    Food rescue organisations don't simply help out Australians doing it tough, they're also responsible for huge savings for our environment. New research from SecondBite reveals just how much.
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