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Food Rescue

Who is Food Rescue...

Food Rescue is a UnitingCare West program feeding disadvantaged people in Western Australia.It aims to alleviate hunger by rescuing perishable, fresh and nutritious food from cafes, caterers, supermarkets and wholesalers and delivering it to disadvantaged, vulnerable people.

The program assists a variety of people in need including people experiencing homelessness, women and children in crisis, vulnerable young people, indigenous communities, elderly people, refugees and new arrivals and families on low incomes.

Food Rescue relies on the support of public donations, corporate funding and the dedication of volunteers.

You can make a donation, or become a volunteer right now to support the service.

Call the Food Rescue team on 9277 8851 to learn more.

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Food Rescue's Cargo Carts

CartsThe Food Rescue Cargo Cart project is a Perth CBD initiative, where food such as sandwiches, wraps and rolls is collected from cafes daily and re-distributed to feed the Homeless.

Over 650 items per week are rescued by the Food Rescue Cargo Carts. They operate daily and are run by dedicated volunteers, including corporate teams from Alinta Energy, Argonaut, JLL, Rio Tinto, PwC, QBE and Clayton Utz to name a few.  

The food collected by the carts helps to feed people through several charities, including The Salvation Army, St Bartholomew's House, the Shopfront in Maylands, RUAH and UnitingCare West’s Tranby Day Centre and Family Foundations Service.




Fact Sheet

Becoming a volunteer