Food Vans and Kitchens
OzHarvest was the first organisation in Australia to rescue perishable excess food. We now work with over 3,000 food donor businesses to collect quality surplus food and deliver it directly and free of charge, to over 1000 local charities.
The demand for food relief continues to rise, with two million people relying on charitable organisations for food support each year. We are working hard to ensure a regular supply of nutritious food to many agencies, but many say they could take double to meet demand.
Stopping good food going to waste and getting it to people in need helps in many ways:
- Nutritious food for charities by providing high quality food to agencies which may not have been previously available.
- Savings for charities as vital funds saved from grocery bills can be redirected to education, rehabilitation and other programs.
- Protecting the planet?by ensuring good food gets eaten rather than going to landfill helps reduce the negative impact of food waste on the environment.
- Savings for food donors?through reducing costs for excess food disposal and storage costs, and increasing the positive impact on the local community.
OzHarvest HQ is in Sydney, with operations in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Perth. We also have a growing number of regional chapters run entirely by passionate volunteers, mentored by OzHarvest to get them established with local food rescue operations.
If you’re an agency interested in receiving food from OzHarvest please find out more and apply on our website.