Costa Supports FareShare’s mission to rescue surplus food used to cook free, nutritious meals for Victorians doing it tough.

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“Every year, 3.6 million Australians will experience food insecurity. But, over the same period, we’ll also waste more than 360kg of food for every man, woman and child in the nation.

This doesn’t make any sense.  FareShare is tackling the tragedy head on by rescuing surplus, quality food from supermarkets, farmers and other businesses and cooking it into nutritious meals.

FareShare operates Australia’s largest charity kitchen from Melbourne and with the help of 850 regular volunteers, FareShare cooks 5,000 free meals a day for charities such as soup vans, homeless shelters, women’s refuges and community food banks.

FareShare’s new production kitchen, capable of cooking 5 million meals a year, will open in Brisbane in 2018 as part of an exciting new collaboration with Foodbank”

Costa is proudly supporting FareShare’s mission trialing nutrient rich mushroom stems to meals where possible into some of the 5,000 free meals prepared each day.  Jose Cambon, State Manager Vic. & Tas. of Costa Mushrooms joined Marcus Godhino Chief Executive Officer of FareShare in the kitchen to trial the first batch of stems from Costa Mushrooms in meals prepared on the day.

“The chefs – and volunteers – have been thrilled to add mushrooms to everything we have been cooking this week.  They have really given the quiches an extra lift”. 

Costa is proud to support FareShares commitment to feeding nutritious hearty meals to those in need.