Food rescue program

The IGA Food Rescue Program: Redirecting surplus food to support people who need it most.

At IGA, we believe in giving back to our local communities, to continue to build a healthy and happy environment for us all.

The IGA Food Rescue Program enables our network of independent retailers to donate edible surplus food to those who need it most within their communities. Together with Not for Profit ‘Food for Change’, IGA stores across NSW, SA and VIC are regularly taking this action and donating available food from their stores that would otherwise go to waste.


Since the launch of The IGA Food Rescue Program in 2018, over 205,000 meals have been donated to those less fortunate, and is a program that IGA is looking to grow nationally in the near future.

For over three years, IGA Meadowbank has been donating food to Christian Community Aid, and during this time they have made over 105 donations, and almost 29,000 meals.

“Without IGA Meadowbank we couldn’t feed the hundreds of hungry families that approach us seeking food relief on a regular basis” said Adelaide Collisson from CCA. “We heavily rely on their support to keep our food donation program going.”

The Food Rescue Program is one that the Meadowbank staff are very proud to be a part of, “At IGA we pride ourselves on being the heart and soul of the communities in which we serve.” said Meg Penny, IGA Meadowbank. “It feels good to know you have fed hungry people in your community every week.”

Our thanks go out to all the store owners and staff who are supporting the Food Rescue Program, to help those in need and create positive outcomes within their communities.

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