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OzHarvest WA’s third birthday celebrations

Posted by on December 15, 2017

It’s been a big month… well, make that three years for the OzHarvest WA team!

Having hit another milestone in November through the redistribution of an incredible 96,848 kilograms, it was time to celebrate our successes and achievements through a series of special events to mark our third birthday.

On 4 December, our great friend Debbie Schaffer hosted OzHarvest Founder and CEO Ronni Kahn for an intimate ‘rescued’ lunch. Ronni shared her inspirational OzHarvest story with guests and provided an insight into what’s on our plate in 2018. We were also treated to a delicious ‘rescued’ lunch prepared by Shadow Wine Bar + Dining Room Head Chef, Sue Hutchins and OzHarvest WA Chef, Dane McHutchison.

The following day, we opened the doors of our warehouse, for a special celebration with our nearest and dearest supporters. It was great to see so many in attendance at our breakfast barbecue. Thank you to all for all the love and support that we’ve received over the years. We are eternally grateful for the generosity of our supporters, which has allowed us to achieve so much in three short years!

OzHarvest Perth to host free food rescue feast with local chefs at Think.Eat.Save event on Monday, 25 July

Posted by on July 21, 2016

Perth’s leading chefs will join food rescue charity OzHarvest to feed up to 1,000 members of the public a free “rescued” meal at Forrest Place on Monday, 25 July from 11.30am – 2.00pm at Think.Eat.Save.

Join top WA chefs and local identities including Dan Masters (Rockpool Perth), Sue Hutchins (Shadow Wine Bar + Dining) and Brendan Pratt (Greenhouse Perth) for a piping hot cup of soup including minestrone, pumpkin and leek, and a spicy roast tomato and red pepper soup – all made from rescued produce.

Leading sustainable experts, the Forever Project will also be hosting one of their food theatre programs aimed to inspire and educate the local community on healthy eating and ways to use green waste in cooking.

 Think.Eat.Save events taking place nationwide will see some of the nation’s top chefs, business leaders, politicians and celebrities unite to address the urgent issue of food waste, which is currently costing Australians up to $8 billion each year.

Partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), OzHarvest is urging Australians to take action on food waste.

Founder and CEO of OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn, said the aim of Think.Eat.Save 2016 is to bring attention to the alarming amount of food wasted in Australia and around the world, where roughly one third of food produced for human consumption (approx. 1.3 billion tonnes) is wasted or lost along the way.

“The current global and local food waste statistics are alarming,” Ms Kahn said. “We urgently need change to happen now to ensure a sustainable food system for future generations. This year at Think.Eat.Save we are urging Australians to make a dish using their leftovers, giving life to food that would otherwise have been wasted.

“These small efforts to reduce food waste create positive change and inspire others to take action about the urgent issue of food waste and food security.”

Members of the public are encouraged to get involved by making a personal pledge to change their eating behaviour and reduce food waste via #PledgeAPlate. You can pledge a plate by making a meal out of leftovers, rescued or saved ingredients, taking a photo and uploading it on social media with the hashtag #PledgeAPlate and fundraise via www.pledgeaplate.com. Those participating are then encouraged to nominate someone else to take part via social media.

To mark the fourth annual national Australian campaign to reduce food waste, OzHarvest will host 11 events across the country, feeding over 15,000 thousand people a free, delicious and hearty hot meal made from rescued produce and educating people about reducing food waste.

#PledgeAPlate Campaign Toolkits will be made available from July 25 at www.pledgeaplate.com for businesses and schools to take action and get involved in the Think.Eat.Save campaign.

 

PERTH THINK.EAT.SAVE DETAILS 

DATE: Monday, 25 July

TIME: 11.30am to 2.00pm

LOCATION: Forrest Place, Perth (in front of the GPO Building)

 

PERTH MENU:

Minestrone soup, Shadow Wine Bar + Dining Room

Pumpkin and leek soup, Rockpool Perth

Spicy roast tomato and red pepper soup, Greenhouse Perth

 

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW UPON REQUEST:

Sue Hutchins

Dan Masters

 

The national food waste reduction campaign is supported by Woolworths and Glad.


NATIONAL THINK.EAT.SAVE PUBLIC EVENTS

DATE & TIME: Monday, 25 July from 11.30am – 2.30pm (major cities)

CLICK HERE FOR FULL LOCATION LIST

Sydney event: Martin Place, Sydney

Adelaide event: The University of Adelaide Goodman Lawns, North Terrace

Brisbane event: St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane

Canberra event: Garema Place

Gold Coast event: The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise

Melbourne event: The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Newcastle event: Wheeler Place, Newcastle

Perth event: Forrest Place, Perth CBD

Regional Areas: Cairns, Sapphire Coast, Armidale

 

For a full list of events and information, please visit www.ozharvest.org

Social media tags: @ozharvest @UNEP #thinkeatsave #pledgeaplate