OzHarvest Market Kensington

MARKET NEWS – CLOSURE (updated 3/09/2020)

After three and a half years, our Kensington Market is closing its doors. But don’t worry, you’ll still be able to receive quality produce from our other OzHarvest market, at 95 Wellington Street, Waterloo.

Our last day in Kensington will be Wednesday, 23rd December 2020.

The space for the OzHarvest Kensington Market was donated to OzHarvest in 2017 by TOGA Group, whilst the Development Application for the site was submitted.

After three and a half years the DA for planning approval has been summited and the redevelopment of the site is due to commence in early 2021. We thank Toga and all stakeholders for being such wonderful partners and giving OzHarvest the opportunity to serve our community with nourishing food.

OzHarvest Market

The OzHarvest Market is Australia’s leading rescued food supermarket, stocked with produce that has either been donated or would otherwise go to waste, but is perfectly edible. We serve customers from all over Sydney, averaging over 200 customers per day in 2020.

Open to public: 10am – 2pm, Tuesday – Friday

Where: 147 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW (view the location)

‘Take what you need, give if you can’

This is the market’s operating philosophy for all visitors. The mission of the market is to make good quality, nourishing food available to people suffering food insecurity.

Donate

Food – please read here about food requirements and how you can donate to the OzHarvest Market.

Financial – please click here to donate and help keep the Market’s doors open for those in need. 

The Space

Our Market is a pop up space on the ground level of The Addison Project: TOGA and Qualitas’ youth shelter housing project. It opened on 19th April 2017 and will remain in Kensington for as long as the site is available.



Corporate Team Volunteering at the Market

This is a truly unique team opportunity at Australia’s first 100% free supermarket. Your organisation is invited to become a part of our yellow family for the day; helping to replenish shelves, chat with patrons, provide refreshments, assist at the bag packing station and providing customer service. You will see first hand the community that has been built around this innovative space. 

Click here to read more about the team building activity!

  • Times required: Any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, morning, afternoon & whole day.
  • Group size: Up to 7pax per day
  • Contact:  Please book here or send your corporate inquiry to [email protected]
  • Your impact: Calculated by Bain & Co, our social return on investment (SROI) reveals the of every dollar invested into OzHarvest. Food rescue returns $6.75 to the community by cutting the costs of food bills for charitable agencies, which allows their precious finances to be directed into specialised core services.  Please check out the latest OzHarvest Impact video below to learn about our various community outreach initiatives that your donation will support!

Individual volunteering at the OzHarvest Market

The Market is powered by our yellow army volunteers. We are always looking for people who can commit to a recurring weekly shift, any day Tuesday- Friday 9am – 3pm. If this sounds like you, please get in touch with us at [email protected] 

Follow our OzHarvest Market Facebook page to get the latest Market news.


FAQs

Why is the OzHarvest Market in Kensington closing?

The space for the OzHarvest Kensington Market was donated to OzHarvest in 2017 by TOGA Group, whilst the Development Application (DA) for the site was submitted. After three and a half years the DA for planning approval has been summited and the redevelopment of the site is due to commence in early 2021.

We thank Toga and all stakeholders for being such wonderful partners and giving OzHarvest the opportunity to serve our community with nourishing food.

When is the OzHarvest Kensington market closing?

The last open day will be Thursday 24th December. To celebrate our time together, we will be giving out special Christmas hampers & more!

Are you planning on opening another market?

Through a generous donation from the City of Sydney we were able to open our second OzHarvest market in July this year at 95 Wellington Street Waterloo. We’re planning for this to be open for at least the next two years to everyone and anyone, using our same model of “take what you need, give if you can”.

If I need food where can I go instead?

We invite you to shop at the OzHarvest Market at 95 Wellington Street Waterloo or visit www.askizzy.org.au to find the nearest food relief option in your area.

What days is the Waterloo Market open?

Waterloo is currently open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday each week 10am – 2pm. We will look to increase these open days/hours to accommodate any increase in demand.

How will I get to the Waterloo Market?

The Waterloo Market has many bus routes running near it, such as the 303, 320 and 343. Redfern train station is 500m up the road and there is a public car park next to the shop.

What should I do if I can’t get to the Waterloo Market?

Visit www.askizzy.org.au to find the nearest food relief option in your area.

What will you do with all the food that usually goes to the Kensington market?

All the food that would normally go to Kensington with be redirected to help stock the Waterloo Market

Does the Waterloo market stock the same food as Kensington?

With food rescue we never really know what we will get from one day to the next. Our aim is to have the Market stocked with fresh, healthy produce such as fruit, veg and pantry staples.