Community Food Relief

Information for community organisations providing food relief services in Victoria.

Food Relief Taskforce

The Food Relief Taskforce will provide strategic advice to government on strengthening and enhancing food relief activity in Victoria.

Food Relief Taskforce

Food Relief Financial Reserve

The Food Relief Financial Reserve was created to enhance and maintain capacity in the food relief sector. This will assist community food relief providers to deliver more food to Victorians in need during the pandemic.

Across four funding rounds between October 2021 and February 2022, grants have been allocated across 35 organisations, including local community food relief providers in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, state-wide charities and regional foodshares. 

Find out about the Funded projects – Food Relief Financial Reserve (Word) and Food Relief Financial Reserve allocations, January 2022 (Word).

Food relief news and updates

The Victorian Government is working to ensure the food relief system meets the needs of people experiencing vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food relief news and updates

Pop-up Food Relief Market grants 

The Victorian Government is providing $1.25 million in grants to community organisations to deliver free and low-cost food to people in need, through new pop-up food relief markets across Melbourne. The pop-up food relief markets will deliver healthy and culturally appropriate food to Victorians through Farmer’s market style stalls.

Applications open on 20 July 2022 and close on 17 August 2022. Small project grants of $25,000 or large project grants of up to $85,000 are available.

For grant guidelines or to apply, visit the Pop-up Food Relief Market grants webpage.

Email our Food Relief team Foodrelief.Team@dhhs.vic.gov.au for more information.