Australians waste 7.6 million tonnes of food each year, 70% of this is perfectly edible. Bakery businesses contribute to that number daily. Below are the various laws around donating food and a list charities that can be contacted to take your excess baked goods. These charities’ may also have their own regulations about what kinds of food they will accept.

For more information about food safety visit our food safety page.

Your Business is Food Program

The NSW Governments Your Business is Food Program provides you with information, advice, and resources to help reduce the amount of food you throw away in your business. Sign-up here and receive program kit full of resources to help your business produce less food waste. 

Charities around Australia that can take food donations

act cHARITIES

Foodbank
Oz Harvest

nsw CHARITIES

Foodbank
Oz Harvest

nt CHARITIES

Foodbank
Second Bite

qUEENSLAND CHARITIES

Foodbank
Oz Harvest
Second Bite

SA cHARITIES

Foodbank
Oz Harvest

tASMANIAN cHARITIES

Foodbank
Second Bite

VICTORIAN CHARITIES

Foodbank
FareShare
Second Bite

wa cHARITIES

Foodbank
Food Rescue