Our Impact

Social and Environmental Impact

With the support of the community, Food Connect has created social and environmental impact for over fourteen years. Here are just a few of our achievements:

Social Return on Investment Reports

Social Ventures Australia has assessed Food Connect's Social Impact twice since establishment in 2005.

Summary of Impacts to date

Awards / Certification

Beyond the Business

In 2009, we set up a non-profit organisation, Food Connect Foundation to promote, educate and advocate for fair food systems locally and internationally.

In late 2019, our community helped us to buy the warehouse we'd been renting for 12 years, through an equity crowdfunding campaign. We now have Australia's first community-owned local food hub, the Food Connect Shed, providing the infrastructure to provide a stable market for our farmers, completely divorced from volatile market forces, and to create a home to many ethical food entrepreneurs.