Who we are
RecipeTin Meals is a not-for-profit division of RecipeTin Eats launched in 2021. We are committed to playing a part in addressing issues of hunger and food insecurity by providing support for struggling, vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Sydney community.
What we do
We produce free, reheatable meals five days a week for distribution in Sydney to those in need.
Delicious and nourishing meals are cooked fresh by full-time, professionally-qualified RecipeTin Meals kitchen staff at a dedicated facility we run in Potts Point.
With help from the incredible folks at One Meal, prepared meals are distributed across the Northern Beaches and at CBD sites.
Food insecurity and hunger are a widespread and urgent global issue. What we probably don’t realise here in the “Lucky Country” is that these problems also exist right here under our noses.
Every day four million Australians suffer hunger in some form, including 1 in 5 children. The problem of food insecurity is especially endemic amongst women, Indigenous Australians and remote communities.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the problem, with more people in Australia than ever needing food support.
“It’s always been an important goal for me to launch a philanthropic initiative one day, to give back to the community and help those in need,” explains our founder and RecipeTin Eats creator Nagi Maehashi.
“This year  I was able to finally realise this goal and establish my own not-for-profit service, RecipeTin Meals, in my home city of Sydney. I believe nobody should go hungry in this day and age. I wanted to make a difference, and I felt it made sense to do it in the way I know best: through cooking and food-related work!”
In August 2021, the RecipeTin Eats team established a permanent kitchen facility for RecipeTin Meals food production in Kings Cross. We recruited full-time, paid professionals to staff the kitchen and cook free meals for distribution across Sydney to those in need.
All our meals are nutritious, delicious and produced with the utmost care. We cook from scratch with fresh and natural ingredients – even our own stocks and bases – to ensure the highest quality product. Our menu changes regularly, and many of the dishes we cook are reader-favourite recipes you’ll find right here on the RecipeTin Eats website!
We use environmentally-friendly eco-containers for meals that are fully compostable, and recyclable container lids. All packaging is oven and microwave-safe.
Meanwhile our organisation has partnered with One Meal, a respected Sydney-based not-for-profit who offer a broad range of social support and food relief services across the city, to handle distribution. Meals produced by RecipeTin Meals make their way to recipients through One Meal’s established network.
RecipeTin Meals is currently producing at least 2000 meals a week. Between Monday and Thursday 1600 meals are delivered throughout the Northern Beaches. On weekends another 400 meals are distributed via OneMeal food service sites in the CBD.
CBD weekend services include 150 portions of ready-to-eat hot food, while 20 litres of hot soup are served twice a month to Northern Beaches clients.
RecipeTin Meals is privately and fully funded by RecipeTin Eats.
How you can help
At present we are unfortunately unable to accept donations, volunteers or fundraising assistance. But rest assured we’re already looking at ways generous people like you can contribute in the future. Look out for updates on our Instagram and our Facebook page!
Meanwhile, you can support RecipeTin Meals simply by browsing and enjoying recipes on this website! Revenue raised from visitor traffic to RecipeTin Eats provides the funds that makes RecipeTin Meals possible. Website clicks pay for meals, so spread the word!
If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.