OzHarvest Melbourne

OzHarvest acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where our Melbourne office is located, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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OzHarvest Melbourne

OzHarvest acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where our Melbourne office is located, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Our Impact in Melbourne

30M

Meals Delivered

137

Agencies Supported

357

Food Donors

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Food Rescue

OzHarvest Melbourne started food rescue operations in 2014 to ensure vulnerable people in local communities are supported with fresh and nutritious food. Our eight yellow vans are out and about rescuing surplus food from 300+ food donors throughout Melbourne, delivering more than 320,000 meals every month to 115+ agencies supporting those who need it most.

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Volunteer

We would not be able to do what we do without our amazing team of over 200 volunteers in Melbourne! Our volunteers provide much needed support for our programs contributing over 5,000 hours of their valuable time in 2023! There are so many ways to get involved from assisting our drivers with food rescue in our iconic yellow vans; helping with community events, assisting in the kitchen at Cooking for a Cause corporate classes and providing hands on support for the delivery of our education programs; NEST and FEAST programs.

Most of our volunteering opportunities are based at our Port Melbourne warehouse Monday to Friday during business hours. However, we do have occasional out of hours engagement events, such as Sausage Sizzles, Stalls at Sustainability Festivals or Expos. If you are interested in joining the Melbourne team, we’d love to welcome you to the OzHarvest family! Please click the button below for more details.

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NEST

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.

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FEAST

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.

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Cooking for a Cause

Led by our talented OzHarvest chefs, teams get busy in the kitchen transforming rescued ingredients into healthy and nutritious meals for our local agencies.

Cooking for a Cause sessions run for approximately 3 hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

CFAC+ is also available at OzHarvest Melbourne. Extend your team building session and reward your efforts with a seated lunch or dinner to enjoy the delicious food that you’ve created as a team.

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OzHarvest Catering

We now offer delicious, gourmet, zero-waste inspired catering for events, functions or parties across various locations! Crafted by OzHarvest chefs, our catering menus are vegetarian to help protect our planet and use only sustainably sourced ingredients. Every booking helps keep our wheels turning and enables us to feed more people in need.  

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Contact Us

Office: Unit 3, 49 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne

Victoria 3207

Phone: (03) 9999 5070

Email: [email protected]