OzHarvest Adelaide began in January 2011 with our first food rescue vehicle called Primrose! You can now see 5 yellow vans on the road – with the addition of Buttercup, Marigold, Daisy and Lily – rescuing food 7 days a week across the geographic area from the Barossa Valley in the North to Victor Harbor in the South.
Since inception we have rescued an amazing 6.5 million meals, and we now average 50 tonnes of good surplus food per month which is being delivered to more than 130 charitable agencies. Our move in 2016 to a new premises in Bowden with warehousing, cool room and pallet storage dramatically increased our capacity and the efficiency of our services.
Our sensational team of office staff and drivers are supported by an army of 250+ volunteers who give their time and talents to our operations through admin support, container washing, events, logistics and our amazing weekend market teams at the Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Showground Farmers Market and Barossa Farmers Market.
We are also proud to facilitate the NEST and Nourish education programs and the Cooking for a Cause ‘team building with social impact’ engagement program here in Adelaide. Our key events are the iconic national Think.Eat.Save where we feed 2,500 people each year at the University of Adelaide in July and our locally grown The Great Food Rescue Race, a foodie footrace around the Adelaide CBD in November!
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