OzHarvest isn’t just a charity, it’s a food rescue operation.
Every single week, their little yellow vans rescue more than 180 tonnes of food that would otherwise go to waste.
OzHarvest rescues food from obvious places like supermarkets, restaurants and hotels but what we didn’t know was that they also collect food from:
– Corporate events
– Catering companies
– Shopping centres
– Film and TV shoots
Four million Australians need food relief each year, a number that’s considered an actual crisis.
And the face of these hungry bellies can be somewhat unexpected – a child going to school without breakfast, a mum who feed her kids instead of herself, a pensioner who can’t afford food after paying the bills.
OzHarvest says there is actually enough food in Australia to feed everyone – we just need to get it to everyone, especially those doing it tough in regional town and communities.
But you can help! Every $1 donated to OzHarvest delivers two meals. A $30 donation? That’ll feed a family dinner for two whole weeks.
And let’s be honest, if you rarely donate to charity, it’s kind of good timing for your tax return, yeah?
To donate, visit OzHarvest’s Winter Appeal.