About Plate It Forward

Our vision is to re-invent equal opportunity and levelling the playing field. We aim to remove barriers by providing nourishment, education, employment and enablement.

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Australia produces substantially more food than it consumes. Yet, more than 1 in 5 Australians have experienced hunger at some point.

At least once a week, three in ten food insecure Australians go a whole day without eating.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, single parents, low income earners, women, those who are unemployed and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are at significantly higher risk.

Food insecurity can cause a significant decline in health and emotional well-being, sense of self-worth, social relationships and overall standard of living.

Compared to the non-indigenous population, indigenous Australians areā€¦..


More likely to be unemployed


More worse off on most indicators of poverty


More likely to be incarcerated.

Better access to education and employment opportunities makes a difference.

  • Indigenous people who complete school are 14 times less likely to be imprisoned than those that do not.
  • Employed Indigenous people are 20 times less likely to be imprisoned than those who are unemployed.

Our Approach

We address the root cause of hunger by harnessing the power of food to nourish minds, create opportunity and empower communities.

Provide Immediate Relief

Free meals and other services to address immediate needs of vulnerable members of society.

Training & Employment Opportunities

Training and employment to vulnerable people to provide hope, opportunity and community role models.

Connections & Community

We facilitate connections and a sense of community for sustainable, long term change.

News & Media



To celebrate NAIDOC week USU hosted a free lunch for their members which was prepared…

Thanks for the food and love

The Haymarket Foundation is so grateful for the donation of hundreds of delicious meals over…

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