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OzHarvest Port Macquarie gets new yellow van!

Posted by OZCOMMS on Oct 20, 2020

You may have noticed a bright splash of yellow driving around the Port Macquarie community as OzHarvest recently welcomed a brand-new food rescue vehicle. Thanks to a generous donation from Sovereign Hills, Lewis Land Group’s Port Macquarie master planned community, the new vehicle will allow OzHarvest Port Macquarie to help even more people in need in…

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Our Changing Relationship With Food

Posted by OZCOMMS on Sep 28, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including our relationship with food. Spending more time at home has seen an influx of bread baking, veggie patches coming to life and the sharing of many meals around the dining room table. Our relationship with food is changing – and for the better.   More Australians…

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Faces of OzHarvest: Bayarmaa Amgalan

Posted by OZCOMMS on Sep 25, 2020

During these difficult times, we have seen so many wonderful examples of true kindness and the giving spirit of the community. People are donating their money and time more than ever to give back and support those in need. One of our favourite examples is Bayarmaa – an international student from Mongolia studying in Australia.…

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Local Heroes Nourishing Regional Australia

Posted by OZCOMMS on Sep 23, 2020

Over the past decade, our incredible volunteers around the country have established eight regional chapters – rescuing and delivering food locally! Volunteering countless hours, spreading joy and love, and rescuing and delivering delicious, quality food, these amazing teams have provided much needed support to regional communities. In this time, their combined efforts have delivered an…

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Support OzHarvest by recycling your used bottles and cans!

Posted by OZCOMMS on Sep 03, 2020

OzHarvest is one of the lucky charity partners in a new recycling campaign ‘Bottles Can Change Lives’ at any TOMRA Reverse Vending Machines in NSW, QLD and NT. When recycling bottles or cans at any participating Return and Earn (NSW) Containers for Change (QLD) or Container Deposit collection point (NT), people have the option of…

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OzHarvest Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by OZCOMMS on Aug 26, 2020

OzHarvest has appointed three new members to the board of directors. Yasmin Poole, Guy Brent and Andrew Baxter joined the organisation in August to help navigate the new level of demand of food relief and ensure a robust future. Chairman, Lawrence Goldstone welcomed the new directors, explaining it was a crucial time as OzHarvest adapts…

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International Recognition for NEST Program

Posted by OZCOMMS on Aug 21, 2020

Leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest has received international recognition for its nutrition education program NEST by the peer-reviewed journal Nutrients MDPI.  Following a successful review and redesign of NEST (Nutrition Education and Skills Training), the program has been formally recognised as a sound evidence based public health nutrition program that can help to promote food…

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OzHarvest Newcastle Turns 10!

Posted by OZCOMMS on Aug 21, 2020

Leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest Newcastle is celebrating its tenth year of rescuing and delivering quality surplus food to people in need in the Hunter region. Over the past decade, the Newcastle team has rescued more than 3,000 tonnes of food from local food donors allowing them to deliver more than nine million meals to…

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Local Heroes

Posted by OZCOMMS on Aug 21, 2020

Over the past decade, our incredible volunteers around the country have established eight regional chapters – rescuing and delivering food locally! Volunteering countless hours, spreading joy and love, and rescuing and delivering delicious, quality food, these amazing teams have provided much needed support throughout the country. In this time, their combined efforts have delivered an…

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OzHarvest Opens Second Food Market To Support Vulnerable Residents

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jul 31, 2020

Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest opened a new food market – The OzHarvest Market Waterloo – as part of its new emergency services to address the drastic rise in demand for food relief. In collaboration with City of Sydney and NSW Government a former local grocery store in the Waterloo Estate has been transformed into…

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