Great Food Rescue Race 2017

Posted by on September 5, 2017

Help OzHarvest SA deliver another 200,000 meals to people in need. Join the Great Food Rescue Race!

After two successful years, the Great Food Rescue Race will be back in Adelaide on Friday 3 November 2017!

This unique fundraising event sees corporate teams of five compete in a series of cooking, nutrition and food-rescue themed challenges across the CBD, celebrating Adelaide’s food culture and raising funds to help OzHarvest rescue and deliver more quality nutritious food to the local community.

Join us for an afternoon of delicious food, team building and fun to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in greater Adelaide!

 

What is the Great Food Rescue Race?

The Great Food Rescue Race is a unique fast-paced race across Adelaide’s CBD embracing food, community, teamwork and fun, whilst raising funds for OzHarvest’s South Australian food rescue operations.

Teams of five compete against each other in a series of cooking, nutrition and food-rescue themed challenges between Adelaide’s iconic food landmarks and charitable agencies, with local chefs and food identities making (surprise) appearances during the day.

Now in its third year, the event highlights the important message about food waste and food security, including the challenges faced by people in need and how individuals can make a difference and give back to the community.

The collective fundraising goal this year is $100,000, which always sparks healthy competition amongst teams and their supporting businesses! Teams are encouraged to raise $2,500 per team of 5. That’s only $500 per person! OzHarvest SA provides heaps of tips and tricks to help teams achieve this. You can find them here!

We are thrilled that Carbon Neutral Adelaide has come on board as our major sponsor for the Great Food Rescue Race 2017. Our AV sponsor Haycom  and supporting event sponsors Eat Local South Australia and Woolworths also have joined forces in the race. We would also like to say a big thank you to Adelaide Central Market, Botanic Garden, COAL Cellar + Grill, Hither & Yon, JP Media and Santos for supporting this impactful event.

Get your team of 5 people together now and register on our website www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au! For more information, you can visit the event on this page.

Every $1 = 2 meals OzHarvest can rescue from going to landfill and deliver to people in need.

 

OzHarvest charity partner of Tasting Australia

Posted by on May 4, 2017

For the third time this year OzHarvest is the Charity Partner of Tasting Australia – an incredible eight-day festival of eating and drinking and uncovering what South Australia’s food-scene is all about: crusading local and seasonal produce; promoting its diverse culture; championing premium producers; indulging in a kaleidoscope of tastes and being treated to unforgettable dining experiences. The festival takes place from Sunday 30 April – Sunday 7 May.

Charred
We are very excited to have a daily presence at Charred, Tasting Australia’s Town Square ‘street’ food vendors area. At Charred you can find delicious food cooked over fire by some of Adelaide’s top chefs, adding smokiness and searing heat to your autumn lunch or dinner. You can stoke up the fire and warm the bellies of people in need! For every gold coin donation to OzHarvest you can add a piece of charcoal to our wheelbarrow to signify your impact. The mountain of charcoal will be used on the final fire pit cooking session on Sunday 7 May. For every $1 donated to OzHarvest we can deliver 2 meals to people in need. 

Chef Quiz
On Friday 5 May OzHarvest will be involved in a very special evening during the Chef Quiz! Hosted by DJ Driller Jet Armstrong, Tasting Australia’s Chef Quiz is an interactive, pub-style evening of good wine, great food and even better banter. You can put your skills on global food trends to the test and join in on special ‘pay to play’ games that will help raise much-needed funds for OzHarvest while you have a chance to win some great prizes. This event is sold out, and promises to be a great evening of good food and fundraising for OzHarvest!

Visiting Town Square on Saturday 6 May?
You will see our friendly bright yellow volunteers at the gates to raise funds for OzHarvest. Donating is optional (Town Square has free entry) but with every $1 donation allowing us to deliver 2 meals to people in need and rescue food from going to waste, don’t hesitate to empty your pocket change in our yellow buckets!

Food Rescue
As the Charity Partner of this food event, OzHarvest will rescue any surplus food at the end of the event, and deliver this directly and free of charge to a network of charitable agencies across greater Adelaide, to feed disadvantaged people in the South Australian community.

Check out the Tasting Australia Program and immerse yourself in this fantastic event! Thank you to Tasting Australia Creative Directors Simon Bryant & Jock Zonfrillo, Patron Maggie Beer, and the South Australian Tourism Commission for their ongoing support of OzHarvest.

The Great Food Rescue Race Media Release

Posted by on November 1, 2016

Almost 200 people from local businesses and the Adelaide community will team up to put their foodie and fitness skills to the test at The Great Food Rescue Race on Friday 4 November, starting and finishing at Victoria Square (CBD).  Teams will race between iconic food establishments competing in various cooking, nutrition and food rescue challenges, to help raise funds for OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity.

Now in its second year, the Great Food Rescue Race is signature event in South Australia, involving TV personalities from popular cooking shows, My Kitchen Rules winner Bree May, Masterchef contestant Jessie Spiby and host of SA Life, Rosa Matto. FiveAA radio hosts Michael Keelan and Mark Aiston will be there as event MC’s.

OzHarvest SA State Manager, Hayley Everuss, says the event is a great day of fun and games, but also highlights an important message about food waste and sustainability. “The Great Food Rescue Race is fast-paced, exciting and inspiring for all involved, it celebrates Adelaide’s food culture, puts teamwork to the test and raises much needed funds for OzHarvest.”

“Teams will be challenged to learn more about food security and homelessness, whilst giving back to the community.  The race is designed to embrace food, community, sustainability, collaboration and fun!” said Hayley.

Twenty teams will race to the finish line, where delicious South Australian food generously donated by Saskia Beer and prepared by OzHarvest’s Nourish students will be served.  Angela Easson will be performing live music for all to enjoy

Proud partners of this year’s event include South Australia’s largest private company OTR who will enter five teams, Nova Entertainment, Bigwig, Haycom and Tucker’s Natural.  Supporting partners include, Adelaide Central Market, Hilton Adelaide, Kytons Bakery, EcoCaddy, Santos, Hither & Yon, Lobethal Bierhaus, Brand SA and Channel 44.

Anyone can get behind the event by supporting their favourite team and donating to OzHarvest, every $1 raised means OzHarvest can deliver the equivalent of two meals to people in need. .

 

What:              

Great Food Rescue Race presented by OzHarvest

When:

Friday 4 November, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Where:            

Victoria Square (South) and the CBD (start and finish)

 

For more information go to www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au.

Social media tags: @ozharvestSA #GreatFoodRescueRace

For more media information, images or interviews with OzHarvest, partners or TV personalities please contact:
Grace McCarthy at Liquid Ideas on [email protected] | +61 2 9667 4211 | +61 422 558 112

Fiona Nearn at OzHarvest on [email protected] | +61 2 9516 3877 | +61 405 588186

 

LIST OF REGISTERED TEAMS:

Clipsal 500  – The Kool Kids

KESAB – Resource Recovers

OTR – Amazing Sandwich Stars

OTR – Absolutely Incredible Subway Southeasters,

OTR – Awesome Golden Whoppers,

OTR – Asian Delicacies – Wokinabox Style

OTR – Astoundingly Fast Foodies

Aussie – Team Aussie

Maxima – Team Maxima

SA Power Networks – Team SAPN

People’s Choice Credit Union  – People’s Choice

Woolworths – Faster Fresher Group

Woolworths – Southern Champions

Woolworths – Fresh Food Flyers

Hessel Group – Hessel Heroes

Bigwig  – Bigwig

Haycom – Haycom

University of Adelaide – UofA Seek Bite

Housing Industry Association – HIA “T” Ladies

 

ABOUT OZHARVEST:

OzHarvest has been operating in Adelaide for more than five years, saving over 1.7 million kilograms of good food from landfill and delivering over 5 million meals to vulnerable communities around the state.

 

The network of 240 volunteers and 15 staff work tirelessly collecting food from 160 donors and delivering it to 125 charitable agencies that feed people in need.

 

OzHarvest operates nationally in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and in regional communities via its REAP by OzHarvest program.

 

FOOD WASTE FACTS:

  • $8-10 billion dollars of food is wasted each year in commercial and residential waste[1]
  • Four million tonnes of food ends up as landfill[2]
  • One in five shopping bags end up in the bin = $1,036 worth of groceries per household each year[3]
  • Over 644,000 people now receive food relief each month, one third are children[4]

[1] https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/pages/25e36a8c-3a9c-487c-a9cb-66ec15ba61d0/files/factsheet-food-waste_0.pdf

[2] https://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/nwp/reporting/organic-waste

[3] NSW EPA Food waste avoidance benchmark study (2012)

[4] FoodBank Hunger Report 2016 https://www.foodbank.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Foodbank-Hunger-Report-2016.pdf

Registrations now open for the Great Food Rescue Race !

Posted by on August 25, 2016

Registrations for OzHarvest SA’s Great Food Rescue Race are now open!

Get your running shoes ready because The Great Food Rescue Race is back again! We loved the enthusiasm and support of last year’s race and we can’t wait for round two. The inaugural Great Food Rescue Race in 2015 raised $38,000 and this year we’re aiming to raise $100,000 to provide 200,000 meals for those in need. (more…)

4TH Food Rescue Van “Daisy” to reduce food waste across Adelaide

Posted by on March 23, 2016

Media Release

23 March 2016

“DRIVING MISS DAISY”

4TH FOOD RESCUE VAN TO SPREAD GOODNESS AND REDUCE FOOD WASTE ACROSS ADELAIDE

With great delight OzHarvest today officially celebrated the latest arrival to the family of food rescue vehicles in South Australia.  Affectionately named ‘Daisy’, the new van increases the ability of OzHarvest to prevent food waste and spread goodness right across Adelaide. (more…)

OzHarvest Holds First Foodie Foot Race With Meaning In Adelaide CBD

Posted by on November 16, 2015

Just over a week ago, OzHarvest with Santos in South Australia held the first ever Great Food Rescue Race – the first ever foodie footrace with meaning through the Adelaide CBD.

With 22 teams participating, more than 20 South Australian businesses, 2 charitable agencies, around 9 local identities and some 50 volunteers – and more than $38,000 raised in the name of food rescue – the event was visible, impactful and fun!

The Great Food Rescue Race was a new event in South Australia – a food and food-rescue themed foot race through the CBD. Registered teams competed in a series of 9 different challenges across the city centre while celebrating Adelaide’s food culture and raising funds that will help OzHarvest rescue and deliver more good nutritious food.

From exploring Cucina Povera with Andre Ursini at Andre’s Cucina, to ingredient identification at the newly- launched Coal Cellar and Grill (Hilton Adelaide) and brainstorming recipes for rescued food with tenants of Common Ground Adelaide, teams ran, thought, ate, searched, quized, cooked and talked, before racing back to Victoria Square to finish.

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Registered Teams hailed from (eg) Bigwig Advertising and Digital, Commonwealth Bank, CQ Uni, Ernst and Young, Kesab, Kytons, Ouwens Casserly Real Estate, Treasury Wine Estates, People’s Choice, 360 Private Wealth by Design, Santos, SA Power Networks, MRS Property, University of Adelaide and also private individuals.  While registration was a low $250 (inc GST) per team, all teams raised additional funds as part of their entry via the Great Food Rescue Race website www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au.

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Identities involved in the race included Matt Gilbertson (MC), OzHarvest Ambassador Keith Conlon, Andre Ursini, Saskia Beer, Rosa Matto, Jessie Spiby, Rose Adam, Bree May and Dougal McFuzzlebutt.

Event Sponsors included Principle Event Partner Santos, with Andres Cucina, Bigwig advertising and digital, Haycom, Hilton Adelaide, Saskia Beer, Splash Adelaide, Tuckers Natural, Community Benefit SA, Barossa Valley Brewing, Channel 44, Hither & Yon. Partners include Adelaide Central Market, Brand South Australia, Common Ground, The Productive Garden Co., Migration Museum, St Lukes, OTR | On The Run and Ecocaddy.  A number of other food businesses and producers supported the event in other ways on the day.

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At the end of the race, teams enjoyed a short celebration in Victoria Square with light food generously provided by Andre’s Cucina and Saskia Beer Farm Produce, Wines by Hither & Yon and Beer by Barossa Valley Brewing, and local artist Angela Easson performing live.

Winners Team Mountain Goats Pic Courtesy C44
Final placegetters for the Race were determined by a combination of points from funds raised, scores of challenges completed and order of finishing the race.  The winners trophy was awarded to the Mountain Goats (Santos) with second runner Up Shakers and Bakers (Ouwens Casserly Real Estate) and third runner up  Ugly Food Store (a group based in Sydney).  The team that raised the most money before the race was Leftover Magic (Treasury Wine Estates) – they alone raised a whopping $2,780 – equivalent to 5,560 meals OzHarvest can rescue and deliver here in Adelaide.  This scored the team a ride on an EcoCaddy to their first race station as part of the Race. A pre-race fundraising opportunity had also been offered to teams involving healthy and delicious crackers donated by Tuckers Natural.
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Each week – with three vans on the road from Aldinga to Gawler – OzHarvest in South Australia collects more than 50 tonnes of good quality surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill and delivers this food to more than 100 charities that feed people in need. To date this for-impact organisation has delivered more than 3.6 million meals to those in need in South Australia and saved more than 1.2 million kilos of good quality food from ending up in landfill. The demand for OzHarvest services remains extremely high and growing.

We had so much fun hosting and collaborating on this event and it was so rewarding to see all the teams throw their energy and enthusiasm into the event, as well as all the many businesses, identities, agencies and local identities.  Already we are looking to 2016, with our date set for the next event.  We’ve just announced the date – the next  Great Food Rescue Race will be held in Adelaide on Friday 4 November 2016.  To register your interest in forming a team, or in getting your business involved with the event, email us at [email protected] – and save the date!

(Great Food Rescue Race logo by Bigwig Advertising and Digital).

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SOUTH AUSTRALIANS UNITE TO RACE FOR FOOD RESCUE

Posted by on November 6, 2015

110 competitors, 10 of the State’s local identities, 20 South Australian businesses, 2 charitable agencies and more than 50 Volunteers, today will unite to race for food rescue, and help OzHarvest to rescue and deliver more nutritious food to Adelaide’s vulnerable.

The Great Food Rescue Race by Santos and OzHarvest is a new signature event in South Australia – a food themed foot race through the Adelaide CBD. Registered teams will compete in a pressure-cooker series of challenges across the city centre while celebrating Adelaide’s food culture and raising funds that will help OzHarvest rescue and deliver more good nutritious food in our community.

Registered teams include teams from Ernst and Young, 360 Private Wealth by Design, Kytons, SA Power Networks, MRS Property, University of Adelaide and Santos, and also private individuals.

Event Sponsors include Principle Event Partner Santos, with Andres Cucina, Abigwig advertising and digital, Haycom, Hilton Adelaide, Saskia Beer, Splash Adelaide, Tuckers Natural, Community Benefit SA, Barossa Valley Brewing, Channel 44, Hither & Yon. Event Partners include Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Central Market, Brand South Australia, Common Ground, The Productive Garden Co., Migration Museum, St Lukes, OTR | On The Run and Ecocaddy.

Tuckers Natural are sponsoring a Pre-Race Fundraising Kit involving their delicious range of crackers and snacks, offered to teams after registrations closed on Monday October 26th.

Ecocaddy are giving a head start on race day to the team that raised the most funds before the race – they will get a free ride to their first race station!

At the finish of the event, there will be a short celebration in Victoria Square for participants with light food by Andre’s Cucina and Saskia Beer Farm Produce, Wines by Hither & Yon and Beer by Barossa Valley Brewing.

Identities featuring during the race include Matt Gilbertson (MC), Keith Conlon, Andre Ursini, Saskia Beer, Rosa Matto, Laura Cassai, Bree May, Jessie Spiby, Rose Adam and Dougal McFuzzlebutt.

Each week – with three vans on the road from Aldinga to Gawler – OzHarvest in South Australia collects more than 50 tonnes of good quality surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill and delivers this food to more than 100 charities that feed people in need. To date this for-impact organisation has delivered more than 3.6 million meals to those in need in South Australia and saved more than 1.2 million kilos of good quality food from ending up in landfill. The demand for OzHarvest services remains extremely high and growing.

In launching The Great Food Rescue Race, Santos’ Community and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Beth Worrall said “Santos is pleased to support the great work of OzHarvest through this fantastic inaugural community event and shine some light on food rescue, and what it means for vulnerable men, women and children across Adelaide”.

State Manager of OzHarvest SA, Hayley Everuss, said that it will be a fantastic experience with a genuinely impactful result, and encouraged the entire South Australian business community to get behind the fundraising efforts of the registered teams.

“We know that poverty and food insecurity is a reality in South Australia, as it is right across the country. Two million Australians rely on food relief each year while some $8 to $10 billion worth of food is wasted. 3

“While the amount of food that we are rescuing each week continues to grow, so too does the demand for our services. We have 25 charitable agencies on our wait-list for new deliveries and we get more enquiries every week.

“Adelaide has such an embracing and pervasive food culture, this special event is a way for people to connect with that for the benefit of those less fortunate amongst us”, said Everuss.

Anyone can still get behind the event by supporting their favourite team in the Great Food Rescue Race – go to www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au and hit ‘support a team’. Team registrations were just $250 (inc. GST) for a team of five and all teams have been fundraising as part of their entry.

Every $1 donated means that OzHarvest can deliver the equivalent of two meals.

Event details:

What: Great Food Rescue Race presented by Santos & OzHarvest

When: Friday 6 November, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Victoria Square (South) and through the CBD Why: To feed vulnerable South Australians and raise money for people in need

Info: Great Food Rescue Race

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion has contributed funds towards this project.

For interview and photo opportunities including sponsors, identities, please contact:

Jane Evans at OzHarvest | [email protected] | 0400 362 275

Connect with us OzHarvestSA via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

Get social by using the hashtag #GreatFoodRescueRace #Santos #OzHarvestSA

Note to Editors

Food Rescue Facts Available.

 

Adelaide’s first Great Food Rescue Race – Not Long Now Adelaide!

Posted by on October 15, 2015

In a little over three weeks the pace in Adelaide’s CBD will be stepped up a notch as competitors in Adelaide’s first Great Food Rescue Race hit the pavement. To say we’re getting a bit excited is an understatement!!

Presented by Santos and OzHarvest, The Great Food Rescue Race is a food and food-rescue themed foot race through the CBD.  Less ‘boot camp’ more ‘foodie fun’ the Great Food Rescue Race starts and finishes in Victoria Square and takes in a series of food and food rescue themed locations through the CBD.  Here’s a little clip that Channel 44 put together for us covering the event.

We’ve been absolutely overjoyed at the enthusiasm from Adelaide to support and participate in the event. Already we have a many teams registered, and several are well on their way to achieving their own fundraising goals for the event.  Our thanks particularly to Santos as our Principle Event Partner, along with Sponsors bigwig advertising and digital, Haycom, Hilton Adelaide, Splash Adelaide, Tuckers Natural, Community Benefit SA, Barossa Valley Brewing, Channel 44, Hither & Yon, and Partners Andres Cucina, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Central Market, Brand South Australia, Common Ground, The Productive Garden Co., Migration Museum, St Lukes, OTR | On The Run, Ecocaddy. With every $1 meaning 2 additional meals that OzHarvest can rescue and deliver for people in Adelaide, we are incredibly grateful to every one for getting behind the cause.

Remember that you can support to this event by:

  • Registering a team – go to greatfoodrescuerace.com.au and click on ‘register a team’!
  • Support a team – go to greatfoodrescuerace.com.au and click on ‘support a team’!
  • Support the event – contact OzHarvest on 8162 9553
  • And don’t forget to give the teams a wave on the day!

Details are:

Friday 6 November : 2pm – 6pm

Victoria Square (South) and through Adelaide’s CBD

For more info go to www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au

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We need to respect our food more, a Think.Eat.Save. blog

Posted by on July 31, 2015

Think. Eat. Save. Panel Discussion 2015

To capture the key points made during the Think.Eat.Save panel discussion in Adelaide, we asked OzHarvest casual driver and journalism student Simon Delaine to write a blog for us. The key message: we need to respect our food more!

The panel discussion at this year’s THINK.EAT.SAVE, held on Monday 27th July, brought together five food industry experts to discuss the issues surrounding food waste. These experts included our very own state manager of OzHarvestSA, Hayley Everuss; The National Wine Centre’s Executive Chef Tze Khaw; Chef and Creative Director of Tasting Australia, Simon Bryant; The Productive Garden Company’s Nick Thwaites;  and Feast Fine Food’s Richard Gunner.

The panel discussion was a way to get people to think about the intricacies of food waste and it was captivating to listen to five industry experts talk about something they are so passionate about; food. A point which came up over and over in the discussion was the fact that we need to respect our food more. No food needs to be thrown away. As Tze Khaw said, the worst case scenario for food is for it to be fed to the worm farm. Richard Gunner (the resident meat expert) mentioned that there is a lot of flavour in the bones of animals, which can be used to make stock. Meat is understandably more important than other categories of food when it comes to waste, since an animal’s life is involved. So learning how to make use of as much of the body as possible will go a long way in showing respect for the animal and reducing waste.

Nick Thwaites (the resident vege expert) work revolves around getting kids involved in growing their own food. He said education can produce lifelong benefits, especially around food waste.

“If a kid learns what it takes to grow food, then they’re more likely to respect the food” he said.

This isn’t specific to kids however, and it seems much food wastage can be avoided if people learn where their food comes from and stop taking it for granted.

Being clever and smart about food preparation was also a key theme of the discussion. Simon Bryant said that we need to make plans, ignore the trends and go speak to our grandma for advice instead of the mainstream media. In summary, make a plan for the week, stick to it, and keep things simple.

Simon also brought up a very interesting point on the use of best before and use by codes. He said the codes are outrageous and that we should put our five senses to use instead. This was another point which came up over and over. We need to be more accountable for our own health. Bar codes are obviously a necessity in the minds of food producers but we, as consumers, shouldn’t rely solely on them to identify whether the food is good or not. Use your senses, give it a sniff.

Another topic which came up was that we simply don’t need to eat all that much food. Tze said our bodies don’t need that much protein. We only need less than 100g per day. So when you compare this to some restaurant servings, it’s easy to see we often have too much. Hayley said that when she goes out to restaurants, she often shares meals, instead of having one each.

To wrap up the discussion, three final tips from the panellists were:

  • Use more of what’s in the fridge before going shopping.
  • Everything is edible, find a way to use it.
  • Everyone can put something into place to make a difference and fight food waste.

Agency story: Mission Australia Elizabeth Vale Early Learning Centre

Posted by on June 24, 2015

Mission Austr Elisabeth Vale Early LearningMission Australia Elizabeth Vale Early Learning Centre is a child care centre in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide. The Early Learning Centre is accessed by over 60 local families for long day care service and has been a recipient agency of OzHarvest Adelaide since 2013. (more…)