SecondBite exists to provide access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia. They do this by rescuing and redistributing surplus fresh food, building community capacity in food skills and nutrition, and advocating for an end to food insecurity.
In 2008 ISPT signed on as a national partner of SecondBite. As well as providing financial support, we established a volunteer program with the organisation. Over several years, members of our team have volunteered their own time to collect excess food from the South Melbourne Market for redistribution to needy people. This has been a great opportunity to show that we can all make a difference to our community when we give back.
Since inception, SecondBite has redistributed over 32 million kilograms of food, equivalent to more than 64 million meals, across 1,196 community food programs.
Today we at ISPT continue to provide SecondBite with both financial and networking opportunities, corporate support and strategic advice.