Donate Food

Loaves and Fishes Tasmania wouldn’t exist without the generous support of commercial and community food donors, from mega farms, like those run by the Ertler brothers (pictured above) from Premium Fresh, to home gardeners.

Each week we collect or receive at our Devonport and Hobart warehouses about 22,000kg of produce conservatively worth $60,000. The more we get, the more we can give.

To discuss your corporate food donation, call Aaron Kropf on (03) 6417 3131 or email Aaron Kropf


Volunteer

We welcome volunteers to help at our warehouses, kitchen and office.

We need help to collect, sort, package and deliver food, prepare meals and assist with administration, marketing and fundraising.

Volunteer here


Grow a Row

Home, church and community gardeners can also donate produce from their gardens.

Why not grow a row for us from this year’s crop?

Deliver weekdays between 8.30am and 1pm to our Hobart warehouse at 12 Mill Lane, Glenorchy, or the Devonport warehouse 130 Don Road, Devonport.

Some partners such as Montrose Bay High School, Risdon Prison and Don College not only grow food but make meals which they donate back to Loaves and Fishes Tasmania for distribution to those in need.


Buy a Box

No garden, no worries.

Buy a box of food and deliver it to us at 12 Mill Lane, Glenorchy, or the Devonport warehouse 130 Don Road, Devonport, between 8.30am and 1pm.


Attend an Event

We host various fundraising events throughout the year to support our work, raise awareness of the need in our State, and celebrate our impact in feeding Tasmanians.

Watch this space for upcoming events.


Fundraise

Raising funds for Loaves and Fishes Tasmania is an effective way of helping people in need and is limited only by your imagination.

Simple fundraising events include:

Organising a breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea or barbecue and charging guests to attend, with proceeds going to Loaves and Fishes.

Asking friends and family to give a donation to Loaves and Fishes in lieu of birthday, Christmas, anniversary presents, or instead of flowers at a funeral.

Talk to our community partnerships manager Paul O'Rourke about your event.


Reduce Waste

Australians throw away $8 billion worth of edible food (up to 20 per cent of our groceries) every year, often because we buy too much or aren’t sure what to do with leftovers.

That’s like buying five bags of groceries and throwing one in the bin.

Here are simple ways to make a big impact.