The Hornsby Connect Refrigerated Provisions Truck

Hornsby Connect needs a refrigerated truck to collect even more of the free food available from many local supermarkets.

Last year Hornsby Connect distributed over 100 tonnes of groceries, fruit and vegetables to more than 5000 recipients, who are local people in financial difficulty. We need a truck with refrigeration so we can collect more of the free food which is available from local supermarkets every day. In particular, we will be able to collect meat and dairy produce, these being essential in providing a nutritious and balanced diet.

Hornsby Connect has been providing this service since 2016, but restricted transport capacity means we only collect  enough produce to operate our shop for 3 hours each Wednesday. With more food, we will be able to operate on more days each week, to support at least double the number of families in need, and also support other community groups who provide free meals to the needy in our area.

The new truck is the largest that can be driven on a standard car licence and will be operated by our team of more than 80 volunteers, supervised by our volunteer Operations Manager. The truck will enable us to visit more local supermarkets on a fixed schedule on more days of the week to collect more surplus stock. We intend to have the truck in operation by November 2019.


  1. We provide free and very low cost groceries to families in financial difficulty ensuring that they maintain a healthy diet.
  2. We cannot currently satisfy the need in our area, and no other local charity offers the service we provide.
  3. Our collection of surplus supermarket produce diverts it from landfill, which is a waste of perfectly good food.

Your support would be greatly appreciated. To help, just go to this address: and click the “Shortlist Me” button

Thanking you in anticipation.