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Welcome to The Big Umbrella

The Big Umbrella Foundation is a non-government organisation that believes every person should live a life free from poverty and exploitation. We work to address issues affecting marginalised people in Melbourne, including those lacking the most basic of human rights: access to food and housing.

Since 2010 we have been rescuing around a tonne of food each week that would otherwise go to waste: from local cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, corporate and public events, with the support of our local food & beverage partners and sponsors.

The Big Umbrella Foundation has zero paid staff, we are 100% run by our professional volunteer team and we proudly spend zero dollars on marketing or advertising. The hard work from our dedicated volunteers allows us to keep costs down so all funds raised through our programs maximise the number of meals we can provide and the people we can support.

Please email the below link to recieve information on how to become a volunteer with TBU on Wednesday or Thursday.

Team-Building Volunteering

Please email the below link to recieve an information pack for your company to volunteer with us.