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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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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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