We Need To Think About How We Are Consuming Our Resources
Whats The Sitch?
Over-consumption of our natural resources comes hand in hand with the issue of food waste that we are currently facing in Australia.
Food waste has an estimated cost of $20 billion a year. 5 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill, with over half of this coming from our homes. This is crazy considering we currently have almost 3 million people living below the poverty line!
What does OzHarvest do?
OzHarvest is a nationally operated organisation, rescuing over 180 tonnes of food each week from over 3,500 food donors including supermarkets, hotels, airports, wholesalers, farmers, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and offices & delivering them to over 1300 charity organisations around the country.
As well as redistribution of rescued food, OzHarvest provides education around healthy eating, nutrition & sustainability to vulnerable people. They have also rolled out education programs, NEST and Nourish. FEAST, a curriculum aligned program for primary school students is being piloted, with plans for NSW roll-out in nationally in 2020.
OzHarvest recently opened Australia’s first rescued food supermarket – the OzHarvest Market in Sydney, based on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ philosophy. The OzHarvest Food Truck, available for corporate, community and private functions and helping feed communities in need around Sydney.
Awesome! What can I do?
As well as donating, you can join the #fightfoodwaste Movement, & use the great resources provided to address how to combat food wastage in the home, volunteer or attend one of the great charity events held around the country!
The Grounded Store Promise
As part of our "Pay It Forward" program, we have dedicated $5 for every purchase of $50 or more in store to OzHarvest & the fight against food waste.