Everybody deserves access to quality, nutritious food, but during these tough times, more people than ever are being forced to go without. OZ Harvest realises that there is food that’s too good to go to waste, so founder Ronni Kahn decided there had to be a better way. She started in Sydney with one yellow van. During the first month, she delivered 4,000 meals.
Today OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation in the world, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to the charities all over the country. A yellow army that shows us how not to waste food. OZ Harvest is a market, a food truck and, more important, a rescue community that solves two problems at once: food waste and hunger.
OzHarvest helps vulnerable people but also educates the community. This organisation has designed powerful education programs bring the message about food waste and sustainability. NEST is a series of workshops. Participants learn about nutritious, healthy choices. Also about low-cost meal planning, budgeting, and understanding to read food labels and how the food is correctly stored. Best of all shopping and cooking tips to minimise food waste. On the other hand, Nourish is a free initiative for the youth coming from vulnerable backgrounds. They have the opportunity to join training to get a Certificate II in Hospitality.
The global impact of OZ Harvest is fantastic! 66 million meals delivered, which is 22,000 tonnes of good food saved from the landfill.
Read more about Solving hunger. START by simply not wasting food.