EACH night more than one million Australian children go to bed hungry.
Food rescue charity OzHarvest combats this statistic by "rescuing" excess food which would have been thrown out, to deliver it to people in need.
The company's chief executive, Ronni Kahn, said the charity serves more than 350,000 meals across the state each month.
"We turn excess food into a resource that helps feed the hungry and save thousands of kilograms of food from being dumped as landfill each year," Ms Kahn said.
An online food donation toolkit has been released as part of a recently launched state government initiative — Love Food Hate Waste — to give food donation advice to restaurants, cafes, food markets, farmers, food manufacturers, food distributors, retailers and wholesalers.
The campaign promotes food rescue companies such as OzHarvest, Foodbank and SecondBite.
Harris Farm Markets in the area recently teamed up with OzHarvest saying it was a positive way to help those in need.
"We have products at the end of the day that we have to waste and that's not ideal for us," the company's director of marketing, Jane Horder, said.
"This helps us do something with food that is perfectly edible and would otherwise be wasted."
John Dee, founder of Do Something!, the lobby group behind the government's campaign, said it was a "tragedy" companies waste so much food.
"While many businesses like the idea of donating their surplus food too many hold back thinking it will place them on rocky legal ground — this is not the case," Mr Dee said.
OzHarvest said members of the community who donate food to charities are protected from civil liability where food was safe to consume at the time of donation.
OzHarvest have recently put on a new run in the area: 9516 3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to get involved.