Frequently Asked Questions
- How can my organisation become a corporate supporter?
- How does my company become a food donor?
- How do I become a volunteer?
- How can I establish a permanent legacy?
- Who are the beneficiaries of Second Harvest Australia Inc. donations?
- Who really benefits from the work of Second Harvest Australia Inc.?
- How can one person make a difference?
- How can I get involved?
Organisations are welcome to contact Second Harvest Australia Inc. with offers of financial support, products and/or services. We have constant requirements for professional services, transportation, office products, communication services, warehouse and office equipment, water, electricity and working capital.
All donations of goods or services in excess of $2.00 are tax deductible, and corporate sponsors will benefit from added exposure in our regular publications and on this website.
Second Harvest Australia Inc. enables corporations to make direct highly effective contributions to the community by donating goods, products and services. We welcome donations of frozen foods, grocery items and cash.
Second Harvest Australia Inc. is able to continue due to the dedicated individuals who donate their time to collection, storage and packing at the Food Centres. Volunteers are welcome on a part-time or full-time basis. To contribute to this effort and join the team, please contact us.
Second Harvest Australia Inc. can maximise the benefit of a philanthropic investment by structuring long-term interest-only contributions to operating costs. This can ensure a continuous behest to those in need.
For more details contact Second Harvest Australia Inc.
Second Harvest Australia Inc. benefits the needy in our society, the homeless, the deprived and the poverty-stricken. The corporations donating food also benefit. They retain brand protection, can reduce costs, and release valuable warehouse capacity by supplying product to Second Harvest Australia Inc.
This also reduces expenditure otherwise required for dumping or recycling consumable products. The donations are also tax deductible. The environment is the third beneficiary.
We can reduce the millions of tonnes of organic and packaging material being annually added to community waste dumps, by not wasting good food products.
The benefits are seen by the needy in our community, the food manufacturing industry, the environment and our society as a whole. By collecting and distributing food and grocery products, Second Harvest Australia Inc. contributes to a massive saving of resources, not least reducing the demand upon social benefits programmes by supplementing the nutrition of needy families and individuals.
In a vast number of ways, one person can make a substantial difference in the lives of so many. Second Harvest Australia Inc. benefits from the combined contributions of many individual people. It is the individual who donates a small amount and then commits to donating the same amount every month; the volunteer who spends one day each month sorting and packing product.
The end result of all these efforts can be the difference between a child or adult’s malnourishment and potential burden upon society or his or her vitality and the opportunity to become a contributor to it.
Involvement with Second Harvest Australia Inc. can take many forms depending on each individual’s resources. Volunteering of time and labour helps us process the collection and distribution of food. Financial donations assist in the running costs of the warehouse and enable Second Harvest Australia Inc. to keep service fees at a low rate.
Donation of fresh, frozen, canned, packaged and grocery items increases what can be distributed. Donations of professional services enable the offer of advice and assistance to donors and the maintenance of normal operations.