Food waste has become a global problem with an estimated third of all food produced worldwide ending up in the bin. It is believed that if we could save that food from being thrown away we would have enough to feed over 3 billion people, ending world hunger.
Ozharvest are the first perishable food rescue organisation based in Australia. They collect good quality excess food which is destined for the trash and provide it for the needy and those who want to save the world from waste- all free of charge.
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OzHarvest has four pillars that direct the work that we do:
We are on a mission to eliminate hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food. Likewise, to provide a framework for food rescue that can be replicated.
Educating and raising awareness about food waste, food rescue, food security and sustainability is central to our vision. Protecting and improving the environment through all our actions matters deeply to us. Promoting nutrition education is paramount. Providing hospitality training and mentoring for disadvantaged youth drives us onwards and upwards, together.
Embracing community support for OzHarvest lies at the heart of our purpose. We offer a range of opportunities for the community to engage with our family. In turn, the goodness spreads through our family, adding purpose to peoples’ lives through meaningful action.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do. Whether its finding new ways and solutions to combat food waste and hunger, to using technology to mobilise everyday Australians to take meaningful action. We pride ourselves on having created a unique for-impact, food rescue model which is being implemented and adapted across the globe.
Ozharvest have delivered over 60 million meal so far showing what is possible with a little organization- you can check out their website here. Please share this article.