OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue operation feeding people in need in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and in regional communities across the country. Since 2004, OzHarvest has delivered over 65 million meals and has saved more than 21,000 tonnes of food from ending up as landfill.
OzHarvest rescues quality surplus food from more than 2,000 businesses including supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, hotels, retailers, airports and food outlets.
Collecting more than 90 tonnes of excess food every week and delivering to more than 1000 charities, OzHarvest is making a positive difference to the lives of men, women and children at charitable agencies across Australia who now have access to a wider supply and variety of fresh and cooked food, fruit and vegetables.
The for-impact organisation provides nutrition education to vulnerable communities and hospitality training to disadvantaged youth, playing a critical role in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
OzHarvest is the official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the Think.Eat.Save campaign in Australia, hosting events all over the country to tackle the issue of global food waste.
Every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver two meals to people in need.