Foodbank SA

Our Vision

To END HUNGER in South Australia

Our Mission

Provide the welfare sector of South Australia with healthy, nutritious and affordable food to meet the requirements of their emergency hunger relief programs.

Foodbank SA:

  • Is an Umbrella Charity to 750 other charities, welfare groups, soup kitchens and school breakfast programs.
  • Runs as a Social Enterprise in sourcing and distributing healthy pantry food, to groups working with the disadvantaged.
  • Is a Voice for those experiencing hunger in South Australia.
  • Actively contributes to a better environment through ongoing Food Rescue and Recycling.
  • Harnesses the power of Collective Impact to address the wider issue of hunger.
  • Aims to be an Agent of Social Change in the long term.

In 2012/13 Foodbank SA:

  • distributed 1.5million kilograms of food
  • with a retail value of $7.5million (thus a saving to the welfare sector of $5.7million)
  • which we estimate assisted over 140,000 people in South Australia
  • by distributing enough food for 3 million meals  

The Board and Background

Governance is an important part of the reason why Foodbank SA, and other Foodbanks across Australia, have been successful in delivering the service that is at the core of our purpose.

Stephen Gerlach AM - Chairman
Chancellor Flinders University
Former Chairman of Santos and Elders

Simon Schrapel - Vice Chairman
Chief Executive, Uniting Communities
President, ACOSS (Australian Council for Social Services)

John Hood - Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee
Senior Partner, Deloitte Private Pty Ltd

Richard Pagliaro - CEO
Background in Logistics and IT working in the commercial sector

Allison Giotis - Board Member
Private Wealth Director, ANZ Private
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited

The Hon. Dean Brown AO - Board Member
Former Premier, South Australia

Ray Tanner - Chair of Operations Committee
Chairman, Oomiak Industrial Refrigeration
Immediate past CEO, Swire Cold Storage Ltd
Background in cold storage, food and warehousing

Brian Leckie - Operations Committee, Chair of Riverland Foodbank Committee
SED Consulting
Ex-Chairman, Food SA; Food production and business consultant; many years involved with Berri Fruit Juice
Business consultant - horticultural sector specialist

Peter Joy - Chair of Marketing Committee
Principal & Strategy Director, JAM
Former Vice Chairman of SA Great