About Us

Our Story

FoodFilled Was Established In 2018
With The Vision To Assist Those In Need

Walking down the streets of our local communities, past garbage bins overflowing with perfectly good food, we saw a pressing problem. In Australia, food retailers discard copious amounts of food each day whilst over 4 million Aussies go hungry every year. This is exactly what we want to change.

In September 2018, we established FoodFilled; a not-for-profit devoted to combating food wastage and hunger. Initially, our mission was to start small and provide support to our local communities, partnering with independent bakeries, cafes and restaurants.

What started as a few friends transporting small parcels of food to local charities is now comprised of hundreds of volunteers delivering tonnes of food each year. Today, FoodFilled has a dynamic and diverse community of volunteers including a large cohort of university students committed to making a difference.

Over time, FoodFilled's impact has continued to multiply. We have helped improve the lives of over 379,000+ Victorians, now feeding over 20,000 people every month from 10,000+ kilos of edible food rescued. Currently, we work with charities supporting youth in crisis, asylum seekers, the homeless, people escaping abusive environments and residing in rehabilitation centres, as well as the elderly and vulnerable.

We're also just getting started. We have big aspirations for the future and plan to continue to grow rapidly and expand our reach, charity relationships and retail partnerships.

Our Impact

People Fed
Kgs of food saved
Total CO2 reduced (kg)
Food pickups
Volunteers engaged
Charities helped
Retail Partners

The Team

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Belle Goldman

Chief Executive Officer

Having been involved with FoodFilled from the beginning, Belle has worked hand in hand with Benj to build FoodFilled to where it is.

As CEO, Belle is the dynamic force behind FoodFilled, spearheading the high level operations and strategy of the organisation.

Belle's vision extends beyond reducing food waste; it encompasses creating a future where no one is left hungry, and our planet flourishes.

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Chloé Chiappa

Logistics Co-ordinator

Chloé began volunteering with FoodFilled in 2021, wishing to put her free time to use by meaningfully giving back to community. She has since joined the team as Logistics Co-Ordinator. As a pre-service teacher, Chloé is passionate about educating fellow young people on sustainability and opportunities in food security. She is excited to see how future efforts will expand FoodFilled’s reach in this space.

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Kelly Glick

Operations Lead

Kelly joined FoodFilled in 2023. Her journey includes fostering inclusivity and building meaningful connections as well as all things Operational Excellence. Kelly will be ensuring every aspect of FoodFilled operates seamlessly to make fresh, nutritious food accessible to all.

Kelly is passionate about ESG and making a positive contribution to the community.

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Mai Shibi

Logistics Co-ordinator

Mai has been volunteering for FoodFilled since October 2019, and has enjoyed seeing the gratitude of those receiving food, and appreciating how much food drop offs can make a difference!

Mai is in charge of organising volunteer rosters and new recruitment, and believes FoodFilled can help many businesses get rid of food waste sustainably and feed plenty of people who are going hungry.

The Board

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Benjamin Michelson

 

Benj founded FoodFilled in September 2018, driven by his deep passion for the not-for-profit space. Since inception, Benj has been working closely with Belle to grow the organisation to what it is today.

Outside of FoodFilled, Benj has recently started his career in management consulting, and aims to bring the skills he is learning into FoodFilled to help perpetuate its growth.

Benj is excited about the future of FoodFilled, and is proud of the vital role it plays in making sure the Melbourne community is fed.

 

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Daniel Goodman

 

Daniel is the Treasurer of FoodFilled. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with over seven years of banking and finance experience at NAB. Daniel will be providing strategic advice and contributing to the financial management of FoodFilled.

Daniel has always been committed to driving effective social impact and providing a positive contribution to the community. Daniel has been with Foodfilled since 2021. 

 

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Jonty Rzechta

 

Jonty is one of Foodfilled’s members of the Advisory Board. He has had experience with not-for profits in the past, being a member of Jewishcare’s building committee.

Outside of FoodFilled, Jonty and his family run a property development business called Ninety Four Feet, and aims to bring his experience and knowledge into the FoodFilled team to help with continual growth.

Jonty is excited about the future of FoodFilled, and with his help, we hope to make sure everyone who is hungry will not go unfed. 

 

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Mellissa Coulter

 

Mellissa is an experienced Marketer working across various industries for much-loved and market leading brands such as Bonds, Shock Absorber (UK), Bostik and Grill’d.

She is passionate about sustainability, and a big believer in the positive contribution individuals can have on the planet and the community in their personal and professional lives.

She is incredibly excited to support FoodFilled on their mission to minimise waste and combat food insecurity.

 

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Belle Goldman

 

As CEO & Co-founder of FoodFilled, Belle not only understands the importance of making fresh and nutritious food accessible to everyone but also possesses the experience to effectively steer and manage FoodFilled's operations.

As a board member, Belle's main focus is the optimisation of the organisation, maximising FoodFilled's ability to preserve invaluable resources and improve people’s lives.

 

 

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Howard Sachs

 

Howard is Chair of the Foodfilled Advisory Board. He has a deep-seated passion for creating sustainable social impact.

He has an extensive leadership, engineering and volunteering background across large multinationals, start-ups and Not For Profits alike. 

Howard is excited by FoodFilled’s core mission of being a youth lead organisation, powered by volunteers, to minimise waste while filling stomachs. After all - everyone wants to eat!

 

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Jordan Osrin

 

Jordan is FoodFilled’s resident legal eagle. With just under 5 years of experience as a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons, Jordan specialises in private and public mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, and corporate governance.

He has extensive pro bono experience assisting charities and not-for-profits with their governance arrangements and is deeply committed to using this experience to help FoodFillled make a positive impact in a sustainable manner.

Jordan is passionate about FoodFilled’s mission to tackle food insecurity and support vulnerable individuals in our communities.

 

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Rachel Wolman

 

Rachel joined FoodFilled in 2023, with a focus on strategy. She has several years experience working in consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers (now Scyne Advisory), mainly specialising in all things Education. 

Rachel has always had a passion for volunteering, spending time in the past assisting with special needs individuals, as well as student mentoring programs. 

Rachel is excited for the opportunity to minimise the amount of Australians that go hungry everyday!