Food Network project is helping feed those in need in Young

the Food Donation Network will host a forum at the Young Town Hall on Thursday which will unite community organisations with local supermarkets.

By diverting food from landfills and into communities, the project will reduce greenhouse gases and will help those in need.

Using an empowering and locally driven approach, the project will engage charities and supermarkets to work together in sustaining a long-term food donation program.

The project is a Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the EPA waste levy.

Supermarkets which will attend the forum include Young Woolworths, Young IGA and Boorowa IGA.

The community organisations which will attend the forum include Salvation Army, Community Hub and Young Food Hall.

The project will reflect upon similar food donation programs and will target Eurobodalla Shire Council, Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Snowy Valleys Council, Yass Valley Council, Hilltops Council and Upper Lachlan Shire Council.

Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram is supportive of the initiative.

"This is a great initiative that will benefit the community, especially those in need, and Hilltops Council is proud to be involved," he shared.

You can help make a difference in your community by getting involved in the Food Donation Network. Get in touch if you are interested in becoming a food donor or interested in distributing rescued food to your community.

  • For more information, contact Jessica Fordyce (; 0435 592 612) at the Canberra Region Joint Organisation.