What is The One Box?

In a lucky country like Australia, it’s really sad that so many families can’t afford to put fresh and nutritious food on the table. With thousands of children going without, we felt it was our social responsibility to try and make a difference.

The One Box program is an initiative that provides Australian families in need with a free weekly box full of fresh fruit, vegies, and bread over the full school year.


How Does it Work?

Each week, our team hand packs fresh fruit and vegies from Aussie farmers along with fresh wholemeal bread. Working with local community groups to identify families in need, we then deliver those boxes to hubs for collection by the families.


2024 Program

The One Box aims to provide 120,000 boxes of locally sourced, fresh food to families experiencing hardship, distributed with the support of over 100 partner schools and community organisations. To find out more about our program, read our latest Research Report and Annual Report.

2017 Pilot Program

We distributed 25,000

high-quality, fresh food boxes to 1,000 households in VIC over 25 weeks.

2018-19 Program

We expanded from providing 30,000 boxes in VIC & NSW in 2018 to 40,000 boxes Australia-wide in 2019.

2020 Covid Program

In a time of acute food

and health insecurity, we distributed 40,000 boxes to households in need.

2021-23 Program

We grew from providing 60,000 boxes in 2021 to 110,000 fresh produce boxes to 2,500 households in 2023.

Fresh Food Relief & Dignity

The overwhelming feedback from recipients is that our produce is fresh, not processed or rescued, which nurtures the dignity of those that need it most.

Make a Donation to The One Box

Whether it’s a one off or an ongoing donation, your generosity will give Australian families experiencing hardship and adversity a much needed boost. Just follow the below steps to make a tax deductible donation or alternatively, email us on info@theonebox.org.au.

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