Regional food rescue program


OzHarvest is passionate about expanding our food rescue model to regional communities across Australia. Our simple three-step program for regional food rescue volunteers helps them connect local food business donors with local charities. The team at OzHarvest HQ provides education, best practice examples and support for regional volunteers to have a positive impact on reducing food waste and hunger in their local areas.

We currently have regional chapters in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga, Sunshine Coast, Sapphire Coast and New England with others in development. People in other regional areas are researching the local needs for food assistance, food rescue and food waste education. If you would like to be involved we would love to hear from you!

Our regional chapters have been set up and run entirely by passionate volunteers. OzHarvest mentors regional chapters to help them get established and grow and provides support to this wonderful, growing community of passionate volunteers.

Find out how you can join or start a chapter in your regional area here:

For more information you can contact our team via email at or call 1800 108 006.

“Volunteering with OzHarvest has been an incredible experience. I was always passionate about not letting good food go to waste but to save so much food from landfill and feed locals who need it at the same time is incredibly rewarding. Our first year has been hard work but the community support and impact certainly makes food rescue addictive.”

  • Jana Gorski, OzHarvest Cairns Coordinator




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of the Aussie Farmers Foundation.