Food Relief

We provide free emergency food relief to all Tasmanians needing help.

We rescue and redistribute surplus and donated food, much of which would otherwise go to waste.

Food is supplied to more than 220 community partners as ready-to-eat meals, school breakfast supplies, made-to-order food hampers and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Our Devonport kitchen uses donated food to produce tasty, nutritious ready-to-eat meals, from roasts and pastas, to curries and casseroles.

The kitchen also produces tasty school breakfast items, from muffins and frittatas, to pancake mix.

Need food?

We do not provide direct emergency food relief to individuals or families. We deliver to community agencies statewide who distribute on our behalf.

Contact us to find your closest local food supplier.



Providing training, work experience and opportunities to volunteer are integral to our mission to deliver food and hope.

Our Devonport kitchen and Hobart and Devonport warehouses offer school-based and adult traineeships, including for those with disabilities, in areas such as warehousing, cooking, hospitality and administration. Pictured are kitchen trainee Zac Russell and his supervisor Renee de Bruyn.

We also provide training opportunities for the long term unemployed and those required to perform community service hours.

Many of those who get work experience with us go on to find employment at Loaves and Fishes or within the food, hospitality or related sectors.

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Our cooks, trainees and kitchen volunteers cater for a range of corporate functions, food festivals and community events.

Catering provides important training and provides an income stream to fund our food relief work.

Contact us to find out how we can help make your next event a spectacular success.

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We can make two nutritious meals for every $1 thanks to the generosity of our food, in-kind and financial donors who make it possible for us to deliver food and hope to Tasmanians doing it tough.