To help celebrate the first birthday of the OzHarvest Market and the Addison Project, customers at the market will be invited to enjoy a range of free services for the day, including haircuts, a delicious lunch, groceries, laundry and clothes shopping at a special community festival Eat.Shop.Chop on Thursday 19 April 2018 from 10am-2pm.
Created by Sustainable Salons, the event brings together Addison Project stakeholders – OzHarvest, Thread Together, TOGA, Randwick City Council, Orange Sky, Eastside FM and My Foundations Youth Housing to celebrate the anniversary and support some of Sydney’s most vulnerable communities.
Ronni Kahn, OzHarvest Founder and CEO said since opening Australia’s first free supermarket a year ago, the OzHarvest Market has served over 35,000 customers from all over Sydney. “The OzHarvest Market has become a real community hub, where people in need can access rescued food, enjoy a hot drink and a warm welcome from our volunteers. I’m constantly overwhelmed by the heartfelt stories of compassion and connection generated from the market and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate its first birthday than with a community festival alongside the other amazing stakeholders at The Addison Project.”
Paul Frasca Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Salons said it’s easy to forget about the ‘people’ element of sustainability. “Everyone deserves to feel confident and welcomed, which is what Eat.Shop.Chop is all about; we hope to provide those doing it tough with a sense of self-worth and connectedness to their community. To elevate even one person’s quality of life – even if that’s just with a fresh haircut – is what we’re all about.”
Eat.Shop.Chop will be held at the Addison complex at 149 Anzac Parade, Kensington and includes: shopping at The OzHarvest Market, new clothes from Thread Together, haircuts from the Sustainable Salons styling team, and Orange Sky will run their laundry services and showers. The OzHarvest Food Truck will also be on-site to serve a delicious free lunch from 11am – 1pm.