OzHarvest Brisbane

OzHarvest Brisbane Deliver Their 7.5 Millionth Meal

Posted by on May 23, 2017

OzHarvest Brisbane are excited to announce that they have just delivered over seven and a half million meals to Australians in need.

As of the 23rd May, 2017 OzHarvest Brisbane have collected 2486 tonnes of food from donors all over Brisbane, and delivered them to over 100 charities. This equates to 7.5 million meals.

OzHarvest Queensland Manager Amy Cobb is thrilled about achieving this milestone.

“We are just so excited about reaching 7.5 million meals. Our team have been working extremely hard, especially over the last couple of weeks. We have had the CEO Cook Off, fundraising events in Cairns with 10,000 people in attendance, as well as five trucks on the road. It’s all happening right now,” she said.

The seventh millionth meal was delivered by driver Sam Wilson to A Touch of Compassion charity.

A Touch of Compassion is an organisation founded by Chris and Angela Chapman, who take the food provided by OzHarvest, and put on free community dinners every Sunday in Forest Lake.

OzHarvest relies on donations to keep their wheels moving, to support this worthy cause visit www.ozharvest.org. Every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent of two nutritious meals to people in need.

OZHARVEST BRISBANE TEAMS UP AGAIN WITH GOOD FOOD MONTH

Posted by on July 5, 2016

OzHarvest Brisbane is thrilled to be named the official charity partner for Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi for the third year running. OzHarvest will offer food-lovers events and experiences that not only taste good, but are also good for the soul.

All events will raise essential funds for OzHarvest Brisbane to continue rescuing surplus food to feed people in need.

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, 25 July where 1000 people will be fed a delicious, free hot meal prepared from quality rescued food that would otherwise have ended up in landfill.

Collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN’s Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction (SAVE FOOD), OzHarvest will be organising 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.

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

Mon, 25 – Think.Eat.Save Brisbane @ Cathedral of St Stephen, 11:30am – 2:30 pm 

RSVP via Eventbrite: eventbrite.com.au/e/thinkeatsave-2016-brisbane-event-presented-by-ozharvest-tickets-26091457251

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

OzHarvest volunteers will be at the Night Noodle Markets at South Bank spreading awareness about food rescue, food waste and sustainability. Say hello!

More info: brisbanetimesgoodfoodmonth2017.floktu.com/eventdetails