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Liberation Larder has a simple mission.

We rescue food from becoming waste.

We prepare food for people who need it. 

We serve over 600 delicious meals per week from the Byron Bay Community Centre kitchen. 

You can find us there on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 am to 2 pm.

Liberation larder is a registered charity, run by volunteers.

One of our Liberation Larders in the kitchen dishing out delicious meals into takeaway containers
A group of our volunteers outside the kitchen with boxes of fresh produce in the foreground.


One of our volunteers in the kitchen smiles at the camera.


We have a friendly, inclusive and inviting volunteer crew and a wide variety of opportunities to contribute  from food prep, food collection, to admin and fund-raising.  

A box of beautiful fresh tomatoes donated to the larder


Contact us to arrange collection or drop-off of your surplus food items - we appreciate offers large and small!  Food quality and safe handling is a priority for our clients.  

An Australian fifty dollar note


Liberation Larder is volunteer led and operated,  but we still need cash to cover our rent and operating expenses, including buying food staples.  Every donation is used directly for our mission.


Since 2009, Liberation Larder has impacted the lives of thousands of people and our whole community.

Reducing waste and providing nourishment and support to our community's most vulnerable people, creates a better future for all.

Join us in making a difference today.


Every Australian deserves access to delicious, nutritious meals.  Food insecurity, fuelled by housing insecurity and the rising cost of living, is a growing issue in Byron Bay.

Liberation Larder's services are essential for our clients. 

Fighting food insecurity with volunteers and donated food keeps Liberation Larder one of the lowest cost services of its kind!

Paper bags packed with fresh produce for distribution, with volunteers in the background

Food Pantry

9000+ Clients in 2023

Clients select donated produce or we can arrange home delivery for vulnerable clients. 

A delicious plated meal of meat, rice and vegetables.

Cooked Meals

23,000+ Meals in 2023

Delicious, high quality, fresh or frozen meals ready to eat or take out. 

We cater for a range of dietary needs.

Our volunteer Sarah outside the farmers markets carrying food that has just been donated

Food Rescue

50,000+ kilos in 2023

More than 50 tonnes of edible food is diverted from waste thanks to our generous donors.

More is also sorted for animal or compost use.  


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