Almost 200 people from local businesses and the Adelaide community will team up to put their foodie and fitness skills to the test at The Great Food Rescue Race on Friday 4 November, starting and finishing at Victoria Square (CBD). Teams will race between iconic food establishments competing in various cooking, nutrition and food rescue challenges, to help raise funds for OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity.
Now in its second year, the Great Food Rescue Race is signature event in South Australia, involving TV personalities from popular cooking shows, My Kitchen Rules winner Bree May, Masterchef contestant Jessie Spiby and host of SA Life, Rosa Matto. FiveAA radio hosts Michael Keelan and Mark Aiston will be there as event MC’s.
OzHarvest SA State Manager, Hayley Everuss, says the event is a great day of fun and games, but also highlights an important message about food waste and sustainability. “The Great Food Rescue Race is fast-paced, exciting and inspiring for all involved, it celebrates Adelaide’s food culture, puts teamwork to the test and raises much needed funds for OzHarvest.”
“Teams will be challenged to learn more about food security and homelessness, whilst giving back to the community. The race is designed to embrace food, community, sustainability, collaboration and fun!” said Hayley.
Twenty teams will race to the finish line, where delicious South Australian food generously donated by Saskia Beer and prepared by OzHarvest’s Nourish students will be served. Angela Easson will be performing live music for all to enjoy
Proud partners of this year’s event include South Australia’s largest private company OTR who will enter five teams, Nova Entertainment, Bigwig, Haycom and Tucker’s Natural. Supporting partners include, Adelaide Central Market, Hilton Adelaide, Kytons Bakery, EcoCaddy, Santos, Hither & Yon, Lobethal Bierhaus, Brand SA and Channel 44.
Anyone can get behind the event by supporting their favourite team and donating to OzHarvest, every $1 raised means OzHarvest can deliver the equivalent of two meals to people in need. .
Great Food Rescue Race presented by OzHarvest
Friday 4 November, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Victoria Square (South) and the CBD (start and finish)
For more information go to www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au.
Social media tags: @ozharvestSA #GreatFoodRescueRace
For more media information, images or interviews with OzHarvest, partners or TV personalities please contact:
Grace McCarthy at Liquid Ideas on [email protected] | +61 2 9667 4211 | +61 422 558 112
Fiona Nearn at OzHarvest on [email protected] | +61 2 9516 3877 | +61 405 588186
LIST OF REGISTERED TEAMS:
Clipsal 500 – The Kool Kids
KESAB – Resource Recovers
OTR – Amazing Sandwich Stars
OTR – Absolutely Incredible Subway Southeasters,
OTR – Awesome Golden Whoppers,
OTR – Asian Delicacies – Wokinabox Style
OTR – Astoundingly Fast Foodies
Aussie – Team Aussie
Maxima – Team Maxima
SA Power Networks – Team SAPN
People’s Choice Credit Union – People’s Choice
Woolworths – Faster Fresher Group
Woolworths – Southern Champions
Woolworths – Fresh Food Flyers
Hessel Group – Hessel Heroes
Bigwig – Bigwig
Haycom – Haycom
University of Adelaide – UofA Seek Bite
Housing Industry Association – HIA “T” Ladies
OzHarvest has been operating in Adelaide for more than five years, saving over 1.7 million kilograms of good food from landfill and delivering over 5 million meals to vulnerable communities around the state.
The network of 240 volunteers and 15 staff work tirelessly collecting food from 160 donors and delivering it to 125 charitable agencies that feed people in need.
OzHarvest operates nationally in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and in regional communities via its REAP by OzHarvest program.
FOOD WASTE FACTS:
- $8-10 billion dollars of food is wasted each year in commercial and residential waste
- Four million tonnes of food ends up as landfill
- One in five shopping bags end up in the bin = $1,036 worth of groceries per household each year
- Over 644,000 people now receive food relief each month, one third are children
 NSW EPA Food waste avoidance benchmark study (2012)
 FoodBank Hunger Report 2016 https://www.foodbank.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Foodbank-Hunger-Report-2016.pdf