Established in 2014, OzHarvest Cairns is a team of 30, passionate and committed volunteers preventing food waste and hunger in FNQ. In 3 years, OzHarvest Cairns has prevented the equivalent of more than 300,000 meals from being wasted and instead delivered them to over 20 local charities and schools who provide food relief for the vulnerable in our community.
OzHarvest Cairns has received overwhelming support from local businesses such as Rusty’s Markets, Mungalli Creek Dairy, Gate Gourmet, Novotel Oasis, Pacific Hotel, Harrison’s and NuNu Restaurants plus the Cairns Regional Council who agree that good food should not be wasted while hunger exists in our community.
As part of a long term solution to reducing food insecurity amongst individuals in FNQ, OzHarvest Cairns has delivered OzHarvest’s NEST program which provides nutritional education and basic cooking skills to those who may face food insecurity.
If you are motivated to reduce food waste and hunger in the Cairns community or wish to support the important work we do, please contact: