Food For Change is a Melbourne based charity dedicated to growing fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs; rescuing food used commercially to ensure it’s not wasted; and supporting food relief agencies.
Lyone Foundation committee representatives from COS Melbourne, were blown away by the positive impact this charity is having, donating $13,300 to support their ongoing work. $10k will fund the project for a year and produce around 40,000 meals.
Founder Matthew Donovan was compelled to start Food for Change after learning the following confronting facts.
- There are many amazing charities in Australia that provide meals and food to those in need and all of these organisations require more food
- These charities have an amazing distribution network already set up
- There is huge amounts of unused fertile land in every Australian city
- Australians waste over 4 million tonnes of food every year