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Who We Are
Founded by Ronni Kahn AO in 2004 after noticing the huge volume of food going to waste, OzHarvest quickly grew to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Food is at our core, saving surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. We are committed to halving food waste by 2030, inspiring and influencing others to do the same, and transforming lives through education.
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Meet some of our OzHarvest family
Orlando joined the OzHarvest family as a food rescue driver in 2010. He is an incredibly quiet achiever, a humble beautiful soul and brightens everyone’s day with his smile, hugs and hola’s. He even roped in his son, Henry, into becoming a casual driver for a few years.
OzHarvest Head of DNA
We expanded our run to include Mossman and Port Douglas. People assume no one is doing it tough because it’s a wealthy area, but that’s just not true. Some charities we deliver to are supporting hundreds of people a week – international students, pensioners, families.
OzHarvest Cairns Food Rescue Driver
Since COVID-19 Eva has lost her casual work, so she makes a weekly trip to the OzHarvest Market. “I had heard of OzHarvest before, but now I need the service, I can see how good it is. Just to know I can get a bag of fresh food each week is a huge relief".
Being aligned with other heart centric people that make a difference in other’s lives is so important to me – that’s why we got involved with OzHarvest. It’s exciting to align with an organisation with preventing food waste at its core.
Managing Director AllWheels Rentals
Yvonne, 92 years old, and her daughter have been coming to OzHarvest Market since it opened. "We come to the market once or twice a week, which is a life-saver and gets us through the week. Sometimes we get food for a neighbour in need too".
OzHarvest Market customer
Whilst food is at the heart of everything we do, the impact goes way beyond what we deliver. During the year’s uncertainty our amazing team has fronted up daily with the broadest smiles and enthusiasm to offer comfort and hope to many during these tough times.
OzHarvest WA State Manager
I love getting to know the people we meet along the way and how what I do is helping families doing it tough. Some charities I call on save up to 50% of their food budget because of the food I deliver. They can reinvest those dollars into amazing front line services. That connection with our community is incredibly rewarding.
OzHarvest Brisbane Food Rescue Drive
Men who had never cooked before had a whole new world open up to them by learning basic cooking skills, even to the level of how to use a sharp knife properly! There was such a building of relationships among residents participating - people who never usually talked, working alongside each other.
Servants Community Housing - NEST Agency