QLD News

OzHarvest Brisbane adds soulful events to Good Food Month

by OzComms

July 12, 2014

OzHarvest Brisbane Fortune
OzHarvest Brisbane Fortune
QLD News

OzHarvest Brisbane adds soulful events to Good Food Month

by OzComms

OzHarvest Brisbane has been chosen as the charity partner for the inaugural Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi.

Take part in a number of foodie events with soul during the month of July, including the upcoming Think.Eat.Save event to be held at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Monday, 21 July.

Collaborating with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the UN’s Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction (SAVE FOOD), OzHarvest will be leading the Think.Eat.Save event to raise awareness on global food loss and waste reduction. The event also contributes to the FAO-UNEP Sustainable Food Systems Programme.

Think.Eat.Save Brisbane, which is part of the first-ever Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi program, will see a thousand members of the public served a free, delicious and hearty hot meal made from surplus produce that would have otherwise ended up as landfill.

Meals served on the day by a number of top Brisbane chefs and OzHarvest volunteers, will be made from surplus or misshapen produce that would have otherwise ended up as landfill.

Food waste is currently costing Australians up to $10 billion each year, while two million people still rely on food relief.

Think.Eat.Save Brisbane is a featured event alongside a number of events during Good Food Month.

DATE & TIME: Monday, 21 July from 11.30am – 2.30pm

RSVP via Eventbrite: www.ozharvest.eventbrite.com.au

LOCATION: St Stephen’s Cathedral – 249 Elizabeth St, Brisbane

Good Food Month & OzHarvest event calendar:

Tues, 15 July – Loving Leftovers Dinner @ Wesley House Rooftop, 6pm – 9pm

Local chef Josue Lopez (Exec chef of QAGOMA) showcases recipes from the OzHarvest Cookbook and serve you in a unique rooftop setting with an amazing view of Brisbane’s Town Hall and King George Square. Enjoy a 3-course dinner, meet the team at OzHarvest and learn about their service and why they are so passionate about helping those in need! Cost: $125 Call to book: (07) 3621 2097

Mon, 21 July – Think.Eat.Save @ St Stephen’s Cathedral, 11.30am – 2.30pm

The Think.Eat.Save event, part of the Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi program, will see thousands of members of the public served a free, delicious and hearty hot meal made from surplus produce that would have otherwise ended up as landfill. V8 Supercar Champion and Caltex ambassador, Jamie Whincup will be on hand to serve food throughout the event and will also be driving the OzHarvest van, rescuing and delivering food over the course of the day. Cost: FREE RSVP: ozharvest.eventbrite.com.au

Tues, 29 July – Loving Local Dinner @ OzHarvest Kitchen, 6pm – 9pm

Join OzHarvest and a favourite local chef who will delight your taste buds with an array of fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients during this sharing style dinner! Book your table to enjoy a fun evening with your friends as you share a delicious 3-course meal and learn about the locally sourced ingredients as well as OzHarvest’s work in the community. Cost: $125 Call to book: (07) 3621 2097

Thurs, 17 – Sun, 27 July – Night Noodle Markets @ South Bank, 5pm – 10pm nightly

OzHarvest volunteers will be present at the inaugural Nightly Noodle Markets spreading awareness about food rescue, food waste and sustainability. Say hello!


Follow us on Twitter @OzHarvest or Facebook or call 1800 108 000

Social media: #ozharvest #thinkeatsave @UNEP @goodfoodmonth #brisbane 

For more media information, images or interviews with Ronni Kahn, Founder and CEO of OzHarvest please contact:

Louise Tran at OzHarvest on [email protected] | +61 2 9516 3877 | +61 466 620 744

Sascha Ryner at Liquid Ideas on [email protected] | +61 2 9667 4211 | +61 416 858 419