Welcome to the Melbourne Food Hub
We help you engage with your food.
We connect Victoria’s growers, makers and eaters through a shared appreciation and respect for the region’s people and resources.
Together, we strive to build a local and fair food system that’s genuinely nourishing.
What does a fair food system look like?
Food touches every part of our lives. Working to build a better food system means tackling a whole host of issues that extend far beyond “just” food.
A fair food system is one where everyone has access to food that’s healthy, adequate, and culturally appropriate. It’s one that takes the long view on public health. And it’s one that supports growers who take care of their land.
In short, a fair food system is one that genuinely nourishes us—socially, economically, and environmentally.
Create opportunities for connection between community, local producers and food business startups.
Establish a diverse and inclusive framework to be replicated in new food hubs throughout Victoria and around Australia.
Create opportinities for locals and visitors to eat fresh delicious local produce through our food distribution business, farm tours and food relief.
Establish and deliver training and employment opportunities in urban agriculture and food preparation.
Build existing and create new outlets for food distribution.
Establish onsite urban agriculture and food waste recovery that demonstrates sustainable and viable urban food production practices.
Support the incubation of local food businesses through the Food Business Boost program.
Tonnes Local Food Distributed
KG Donated Local Produce
Thousand $ Local Food Purchases
Local Food Parcels Distributed
Collection Points Around Melbourne
Acknowledgement of Country
The Melbourne Food Hub and Sustain: The Australian Food Network acknowledge that we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri, Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin nation.
The path to a better food system for all Australians must begin with the acknowledgement and recovery of this history, based on the principles of care, respect, healing, justice and regeneration.