Foodbank NT works independently and with Foodbank Australia to receive donated, salvaged and surplus food from manufacturers, distributors and retailers. It then distributes the food via other charities and not-for-profits to those in need who pay a small handling fee per kilo to offset storage and administration costs.
Foodbank Northern Territory is a non-denominational community supported, non-profit organisation which relies on the support of a large network of dedicated people. It began in
The concept of Foodbank Northern Territory is simple – to feed the country’s needy by redistributing surplus food.
It is estimated that as much as 30% of all food produced is unsaleable for a variety of reasons. Food growers, manufacturers, and processors produce quantities of food which, for various commercial reasons, cannot be sold. The products may be incorrectly labeled, have faulty packaging, be part of a trial run or are not produced to exact specifications.
Increasingly, welfare agencies are involved in an on-going struggle to provide food relief to thousands of people who are dependent on food handouts to supplement their welfare benefits.
Foodbank Northern Territory is the link between these two groups. Foodbank provides an outlet to food companies for their surplus stock and at the same time, allows community support agencies to save time and resources in the solicitation of nutritious food. Find out more about how we work.
If you are a charity or not-for-profit and meet the eligibility criteria, you may apply by contacting us to become an affiliate member. Once an affiliate, you may access our food as much as you like. A small handling fee per kilo is charged to help us offset costs.
We have a stable volunteer base but are always looking for more as and when volunteers leave. Please review the volunteer positions available here.
We welcome donations of food, money and equipment. Please contact the office to discuss or alternatively, donate here.
We are keen for corporates to assist Foodbank NT through financial, corporate volunteering, equipment donations or through sponsorship. Please contact the office to discuss or donate here.