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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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Helping Hands and Hospitality Heroes

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jul 28, 2020

The sense of community has been overwhelming and we are truly thankful to everyone who has reached out in these challenging times with an offer of support. Our yellow family grows bigger every day! Here are some of the amazing organisations who have given us a helping hand over the last few months. Hospitality HeroesOur…

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OzHarvest Melbourne Supports Locals in Lockdown

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jul 28, 2020

Bernardo Tobias, Victoria State Manager, and his team have had an extremely busy 14 weeks. He explains the community spirit he witnessed and the round-the-clock team work involved in getting good food to those in desperate need in Melbourne. –Fourteen weeks ago we received funding from the Department of Social Services to respond to the COVID-19…

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OzHarvest Cairns Delivers One Million Meals!

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jul 23, 2020

OzHarvest Cairns celebrated a huge milestone in their food rescue operations recently, with the delivery of its one millionth meal to local charity The Maraway Hub in Manunda. The iconic yellow van, friendly driver Laurent Capelasse and 25 wonderful volunteers are regular features in the local community. OzHarvest Queensland Manager, Anthony Dunne explained the impact…

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OzHarvest Hamper Hubs

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jun 24, 2020

OzHarvest Hamper Hubs are a new emergency food relief service for vulnerable members of the community, supporting international students and temporary visa holders especially. This initiative is available thanks to funding from the City of Sydney and NSW Government, nib Health Funds along with retail space provided by Mirvac. Each week, OzHarvest provides a limited…

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OzHarvest Mobile Market hits the road!

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jun 19, 2020

The OzHarvest Mobile Market is not the usual iconic yellow … yet. But thanks to a quick and generous hire of two Thrifty trucks, we were able to get this initiative on the road quickly to help meet the increasing need for food relief in rural communities. Starting in NSW in late May, the mobile market has clocked up over…

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Faces of OzHarvest: Jim Miles

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jun 19, 2020

Jim Miles is our most senior volunteer in the yellow army! At the incredible age of 94 years old, Jim is based in South Australia and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down! Not only has he volunteered with OzHarvest’s Victor Harbor chapter since its beginning, but he also volunteers for a number of other…

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Lendlease help OzHarvest take Nourish to Newcastle

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jun 19, 2020

OzHarvest has partnered with Lendlease to expand our Nourish program to Newcastle. Nourish provides opportunities for at-risk youth (aged 16–25) by mentoring and training students in a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. The program offers more than just hospitality skills as it creates hope, opportunity and employment pathways for self-sustainability. With Lendlease’s support, we are…

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OzHarvest Food Boxes help feed 15,000 families in Victoria

Posted by OZCOMMS on Jun 04, 2020

OzHarvest has launched a new service to help meet the increased demand for food relief in Melbourne due to the impact of COVID‐19. The OzHarvest Food Essentials Box will provide ‘ready to cook’ meals with fresh local food and recipes to feed a family of four for a week. The new service trialled at the…

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OzHarvest Hospitality Heroes

Posted by ozadmin on Apr 30, 2020

Losing our Cooking for a Cause program in March was devastating as not only was this a valuable revenue stream for OzHarvest, but corporate teams would produce more than 70,000 cooked meals a year for our charity agencies. With food relief at an all-time high, the OzHarvest kitchens are in daily use and our team…

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