corporate team building


Posted by on May 3, 2018

Leadership consultancy Maximus started working with OzHarvest in 2016, bringing leaders to experience OzHarvest’s purpose-led organisation whilst ‘Cooking for a Cause’ and helping to feed vulnerable people across Australia.

Thanks to the success of this experience, our shared values and belief that purpose should be the heart of every organisation, Maximus approached us to join forces on a new style leadership program.

“The biggest attribute any leader can have is the connection between their head and their heart. The work that Maximus is doing in corporate training and fostering this connection is hugely important. Through this new program, we hope to add value and inspire more people to lead with purpose and see the difference it can make to their business,” Ronni Kahn, Founder and CEO, OzHarvest.

“We’re so fortunate to partner with organisations like OzHarvest who are led by exemplary people, like Ronni Kahn, who are able to connect with their purpose and bring that to the workplace, but also beyond that to the community at large,” Vanessa Gavan, Managing Director, Maximus.

Maximus have created a three-day experience for executive teams, based in the world of OzHarvest, which aims to help get a strong sense of purpose and aligned vision at the highest level of the organisation. Leaders will come away understanding how to drive value for themselves, for the business, and the broader society around them.

Funds raised from each program will help provide 100,000 meals to those who need it most.

Click here to download the overview

Contact [email protected] to find out more and to book.

Great Food Rescue Race 2017

Posted by on September 5, 2017

Help OzHarvest SA deliver another 200,000 meals to people in need. Join the Great Food Rescue Race!

After two successful years, the Great Food Rescue Race will be back in Adelaide on Friday 3 November 2017!

This unique fundraising event sees corporate teams of five compete in a series of cooking, nutrition and food-rescue themed challenges across the CBD, celebrating Adelaide’s food culture and raising funds to help OzHarvest rescue and deliver more quality nutritious food to the local community.

Join us for an afternoon of delicious food, team building and fun to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in greater Adelaide!


What is the Great Food Rescue Race?

The Great Food Rescue Race is a unique fast-paced race across Adelaide’s CBD embracing food, community, teamwork and fun, whilst raising funds for OzHarvest’s South Australian food rescue operations.

Teams of five compete against each other in a series of cooking, nutrition and food-rescue themed challenges between Adelaide’s iconic food landmarks and charitable agencies, with local chefs and food identities making (surprise) appearances during the day.

Now in its third year, the event highlights the important message about food waste and food security, including the challenges faced by people in need and how individuals can make a difference and give back to the community.

The collective fundraising goal this year is $100,000, which always sparks healthy competition amongst teams and their supporting businesses! Teams are encouraged to raise $2,500 per team of 5. That’s only $500 per person! OzHarvest SA provides heaps of tips and tricks to help teams achieve this. You can find them here!

We are thrilled that Carbon Neutral Adelaide has come on board as our major sponsor for the Great Food Rescue Race 2017. Our AV sponsor Haycom  and supporting event sponsors Eat Local South Australia and Woolworths also have joined forces in the race. We would also like to say a big thank you to Adelaide Central Market, Botanic Garden, COAL Cellar + Grill, Hither & Yon, JP Media and Santos for supporting this impactful event.

Get your team of 5 people together now and register on our website! For more information, you can visit the event on this page.

Every $1 = 2 meals OzHarvest can rescue from going to landfill and deliver to people in need.


The Great Food Rescue Race Media Release

Posted by on November 1, 2016

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

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



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.



  • $8-10 billion dollars of food is wasted each year in commercial and residential waste[1]
  • Four million tonnes of food ends up as landfill[2]
  • One in five shopping bags end up in the bin = $1,036 worth of groceries per household each year[3]
  • Over 644,000 people now receive food relief each month, one third are children[4]



[3] NSW EPA Food waste avoidance benchmark study (2012)

[4] FoodBank Hunger Report 2016

Registrations now open for the Great Food Rescue Race !

Posted by on August 25, 2016

Registrations for OzHarvest SA’s Great Food Rescue Race are now open!

Get your running shoes ready because The Great Food Rescue Race is back again! We loved the enthusiasm and support of last year’s race and we can’t wait for round two. The inaugural Great Food Rescue Race in 2015 raised $38,000 and this year we’re aiming to raise $100,000 to provide 200,000 meals for those in need. (more…)