OzHarvest Canberra started rescuing food in 2008. With two yellow vans, the team rescues over 7,000 kgs of surplus food, delivering nearly 22,000 meals every week to people in need throughout the region.
Canberra PCYC and OzHarvest Canberra celebrated the delivery of the 9,000,000th rescued meal in Canberra in July 2022.
An incredible team of volunteers in Canberra work tirelessly, helping OzHarvest to reach more people in our community by assisting our food rescue drivers with food rescue, helpingat community events, assisting with practical session delivery of our NEST and FEAST education programsand providingmuch-neededgeneral supportfor everything we do! Most of our volunteering opportunities are based from our Fairbarnwarehouse. Shifts are generally Monday to Friday during business hours, however we do have limited weekend food rescue shifts, and occasional shifts on weekends and weeknights at community events and festivals. If you are interested in volunteering in in Canberra, we’d love to welcome you to the OzHarvest family! Please click the button below to register your interest.
James, Food Rescue Driver (L) being assisted by Ed a Corporate Volunteer from GEOCON.
Our NEST program is an easy and fun way to learn healthy eating habits and how to cook simple and low-cost meals in just six weeks. Each NEST session is held at the same day and time each week for 2.5 hours. It includes fun interactive activities, practical cooking classes, and the sharing of a meal together.
OzHarvest NEST is aligned with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and works with everyone to set realistic goals around healthy eating, which are reviewed and revised each week, so real and lasting change can be made.
FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) is a curriculum-aligned education program for primary and high schools, which explores the issue of food waste and its environmental impact, healthy eating and easy classroom cooking.
Like any good FEAST, it’s designed to be fun, engaging and filled with good food!
Find out more about the program and how it aligns with the Australian Curriculum below.