About Us

Our Story

Foodfilled Was Established In 2018
With The Vision To Assist The Underprivileged

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 thousands of Victorians, now feeding over 500 people every month. Currently, we work with charities supporting youth in crisis, asylum seekers, the homeless, people escaping abusive environments and residing in rehabilitation centres.

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
Food pickups
Volunteers
Charities helped
Retail Partners

The Team

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Benjamin Michelson

Director of Partnerships

Benjamin started FoodFilled in September 2018, when he realised the importance of minimising food wastage to both help the environment and people in need. ​

Benjamin, as a young university student, really believes in this organisations vision, and sees it has endless potential.

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Georgia Lehrer

Head of Community
Programs & Inclusion

Georgia is in her 4th year of a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and Commerce. Georgia has been volunteering and working in the disability sector since 2016. Georgia is passionate about people with additional needs partaking in meaningful volunteering and employment. Georgia is currently focusing on engaging people with additional needs to volunteer at FoodFilled.

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Belinda Goldman

Director of Operations

Belle has been a dedicated volunteer with FoodFilled since 2018. As an active university student, Belle understands the importance of making fresh and nutritious food accessible to everyone.
Belle's main focus is on preserving invaluable resources and improving people’s lives. She believes that Foodfilled has the capacity to alleviate hunger and help those in need.

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Daniel Goodman

Strategy &
Finance

Daniel joined FoodFilled in 2021, at a time of exciting growth for the organisation. With several years of experience in banking and finance at NAB, Daniel will be providing strategic advice and contributing to the financial management of FoodFilled.

Daniel is passionate about driving effective social impact and providing a positive contribution to the community.

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Gina Simon

Operations Assistant

Beginning as a volunteer in 2019, Gina quickly fell in love with FoodFilled’s mission. In 2021, Gina joined the team as Operations Assistant. Gina is passionate and determined to eliminate hunger and foster a more helpful and supportive environment in Melbourne. Gina believes FoodFilled can be an effective platform to show volunteers and wider society that access to food should never be taken for granted.

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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.

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Amy Silver

Legal
Advisor

Amy is in her 5th year of a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at Monash University. Amy currently works as a Paralegal at BlueRock and has had a plethora of previous legal experience at St Kilda Football Club, BST Legal and Ellinson Legal. Amy has a passion for social justice and wants to use her law degree to affect positive change.