Official charity partner of the Food Festival
The Crave Sydney International Food Festival is proud to partner with OzHarvest as the official charity partner for the 2011 festival.
OzHarvest is the nation’s leading food rescue operation that has been feeding Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong and Newcastle’s hungry since 2004. OzHarvest has recently spread their services even further, launching in Adelaide and Brisbane in 2011 reaching even more of Australia’s most disadvantaged.
Since 2004, OzHarvest has delivered almost ten million meals and has rescued over 2400 tonnes of food from ending up as landfill. Using a fleet of 14 vehicles, OzHarvest rescues food from restaurants, cafes, hotels, retailers and food outlets throughout these cities as well as helping in rural areas with their regional food rescue program REAP. OzHarvest has plans to expand the food-rescue service nationally to other capital cities.
Founded in November 2004 by Ronni Kahn, an event organiser who was so stunned at the amount of food wasted she did something about it. Ronni Kahn was recognised as Australia’s Local Hero 2010 as part of the Australian of the Year Awards.
Thanks to OzHarvest, many men, women and children at the agencies that OzHarvest supports, now have a wider supply and variety of fresh and cooked food, fruit and vegetables which they could not access previously.
OzHarvest quick facts
- 13,000 meals delivered daily, across Australia (264,000 meals per month)
- 80 tonnes of food picked up nationally per month
- 245 charities serviced in Sydney (more than 330 charities nationally)