In Australia, the nonprofit organization SecondBite facilitates food donation by linking farmers and retailers with community groups and food banks.
SecondBite effectively functions as a broker, first collecting food from donors and then distributing it among community groups that are already aware of where hunger and malnutrition are most prevalent.
In this way, SecondBite draws upon existing knowledge and expertise of other organizations to further its mission.
SecondBite also works with state governments in Australia to introduce Good Samaritan Acts to promote food donation.
In 2012, SecondBite rescued and redirected 3,000 metric tons of fresh food that otherwise would have been lost or wasted.