OzHarvest was founded in Sydney in November 2004 by Ronni Kahn. In 2005, Kahn together with pro-bono lawyers lobbied the state governments to amend legislation to allow potential food donors to donate surplus food to charitable organisations. The Civil Liabilities Amendment Act was passed in NSW in 2005 with ACT, SA and QLD following. This ensured surplus food could be donated to charitable causes without fear of liability.
Since it opened its doors in 2004 OzHarvest Sydney has collected 12 million kilograms of quality produce and delivered 35.5 million meals to charities in the Greater Sydney area. The OzHarvest Sydney office is also the national headquarters for OzHarvest.
The Sydney office hosts a range of events that engage the wider community in the issue of food waste from our Cooking for a Cause corporate team-building sessions through to our annual fundraising event the CEO CookOff. Our Nourish program offers a pathway to employment for vulnerable youth and our NEST program provides nutritional education for community groups and schools across Sydney. The OzHarvest Food Truck is also available for educational visits and corporate catering.
In 2017, OzHarvest Sydney opened Australia’s first ever rescued food market, the OzHarvest Market, in Kensington to provide food for those in need and increase awareness of the issue of food waste in Australia.
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