Engaging with people is the heartbeat of OzHarvest and there’s no better way to experience some of the ways we nourish our country, than getting involved with our corporate engagement program.
We have a range of team building, sponsorship, corporate volunteering and fundraising activities that will inspire your team and boost your business, and have a huge impact on the lives of vulnerable Australians.
Team Building with Soul and Purpose!
If you’ve been searching for a team building with a difference, then look no further. OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause is a hands-on cooking class open to groups of all sizes. Led by the lovely OzHarvest chefs, teams get busy in the kitchen transforming rescued food into restaurant-quality meals that are then delivered directly to disadvantaged communities.
In addition to bonding over a big pot of soup and experiencing the joy of chopping an onion properly your team will take away practical kitchen skills and the knowledge that they have made a real difference, allowing those less fortunate to eat with dignity.
Corporate Engagement and Partnerships
CEO CookOff is OzHarvest’s flagship fundraising event where the country’s top CEOs and Managing Directors swap the boardroom for aprons and chopping boards, teaming up with Australia’s top chefs to raise money and produce a delicious dinner for over a thousand vulnerable people.
This event would not be possible without our amazing corporate partners or the fantastic fundraising efforts of the CEOs and their supporters. In five years it has raised over $5 million allowing us to deliver 10 million meals to those in need and expand our nutrition, education and hospitality training programs.
Organise a Food Drive
Many of the charities that are recipients of our food have expressed a need for food items for hampers. Some of them deliver over 100 food hampers to families in need every month! Offices, schools, community centres or places of worship can help us meet this need by running a food drive to collect non-perishable food items and donate them to OzHarvest.
All types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, but no perishable foods please and we can’t take any items that are packaged in glass.
Planning a food drive:
- Choose collection sites that are both highly visible and secure.
- Send out an email, put up posters and get the word out to encourage people to bring in items.
- Organise a working bee to pack the items into hampers/parcels for distribution – ideally in carry bags (like supermarket canvas bags) or boxes. Try to pack a variety of items in each hamper.
- Call 1800 108 006 and arrange a pick-up date for the OzHarvest van to collect the donations.
Good food for hampers:
To help us fight food waste, we need teamwork! There are lots of different ways to run a workplace challenge such as bringing in Leftover Lunches, Bake-Overs, Surplus Soup or Zero Waste Wednesdays.
Thinking of running a half-marathon or organizing a food drive at work? We’d love your support. Every $1 raised can provide 2 meals for people in need.
For more detailed information on corporate engagement with OzHarvest please contact:
Candis Fraser, Corporate Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 108 006 or complete the form below (please allow 2 business days for our team to respond).
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