OzHarvest Sydney

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OzHarvest acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where our Sydney office is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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OzHarvest Sydney

Tell us where you are

OzHarvest acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where our Sydney office is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

Our Impact In Sydney

411

Charities Supported

1074

Food Donors

65M

Meals Delivered

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Food Rescue

OzHarvest started in Sydney with one van in 2004 and is home to our headquarters and largest food rescue hub. Our fleet of 19 yellow vans delivers over one million meals every month, to 411 charities feeding people in need throughout Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong.

Thanks to a network of 1,074 food donors, we can provide a wide range of fresh and nutritious food every day to make a positive difference to many vulnerable communities.

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Volunteer

An incredible team of 1,400 volunteers in Sydney work tirelessly, helping to serve customers at our Kensington and Waterloo markets, washing dishes in our kitchens, running our hamper hubs, and generally providing much-needed support to our entire operation!

If you’re interested in volunteering at OzHarvest Sydney, click the button below.

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Cooking For A Cause

OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause is a hands-on cooking class open to corporate groups. Led by our talented OzHarvest chefs, teams get busy in the kitchen transforming rescued ingredients into gourmet meals, which then get delivered to local charities.

In OzHarvest Sydney, we are able to accommodate small to medium sized groups for morning sessions (start 9am) and afternoon sessions (starts 1pm) on:

Group size on Thursdays (max 21pax over two kitchen spaces – 12pax in one kitchen and 9pax in the other kitchen)

Group size on Fridays (max 9pax over one kitchen space) for morning and afternoon sessions.

Cost: $175 p/person – tax deductible.

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OzHarvest Market Waterloo

Our OzHarvest Market in Waterloo runs on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ basis. After a successful three and a half years, our Kensington Market will be closed on 23rd December 2020. Our Waterloo Market, which opened in 2020, will continue to feed people doing it tough.

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Hamper Hub Lakemba

OzHarvest Hamper Hub Lakemba will provide a new emergency food relief service to vulnerable members of the South-West Sydney community, particularly groups displaced by the effects of COVID-19. This initiative is available thanks to funding from the NSW Government, along with support from the Canterbury-Bankstown Council.

Each week, OzHarvest will provide a limited number of food relief hampers, made up of a range of pantry items and fresh produce. You do not need identification to access food relief from this Hub. We do require you to check in via the NSW Government COVID check-in service upon entering the hall.

Where: Lakemba Senior Citizens Centre, Cnr The Boulevarde & Croydon Street, Lakemba NSW 2195

Open: Every Tuesday, 11am – 2pm  (Closed on public holidays)

 

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OzHarvest Food Truck

The OzHarvest Food Truck brings zero-waste inspired, restaurant-quality, locally sourced catering to venues in and around Sydney. Each paid event allows the OzHarvest Food Truck to deliver a nourishing lunch, free of charge, to a charity or a community supporting vulnerable Australians.

The Food Truck will be available for events from 1st July 2021. Our Food Truck team is busy servicing our charity agencies to ensure we can rise to the challenge of the food relief need during COVID-19.

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OzHarvest Mobile Market

The Mobile Market was created to provide regional communities doing it tough with access to fresh produce and dry goods, free of charge. Visiting over 30 locations throughout NSW, the Mobile Markets is currently funded by the NSW Government and aims to support growers and business owners by purchasing or rescuing produce locally.

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FEAST

FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) is a curriculum aligned program aimed at year 5 and 6 students. FEAST runs for 7-10 weeks and is a STEM project-based learning program focusing on food and sustainability. The teacher-led program can be adapted and changed to suit your school’s needs.

Like any good FEAST, it’s designed to be fun, engaging and filled with good food.

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NEST

Our NEST program supports vulnerable communities by teaching healthy eating habits and how to cook simple meals on a budget. While face-to-face sessions are currently on hold, we have started a NEST Facebook group.

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Nourish

Our Nourish program supports at-risk youth by training and mentoring students in a Certificate II in Hospitality or Kitchen Operations. Nourish offers more than just hospitality skills as it creates hope, opportunity and supports employment pathways for self-sustainability.

Nourish has two intakes of students in January and July each year.

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Harvest Bites

Harvest Bites is a food delivery service with a difference. Collaborating with well-known Sydney chefs, Harvest Bites allows you to enjoy delicious, restaurant quality meals from the comfort of your own home, with all proceeds going back to OzHarvest. Every order allows OzHarvest to deliver at least 40 meals to people in need.

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Hamper Hub Darling Harbour

The Darling Harbour Hub was a food relief service for vulnerable members of the community, especially international students and temporary visa holders. It closed on Thursday 1st April, following 10 months of operation and over 9,700 hampers handed out to students.

The resources for the Hub were redeployed to Granville in the Parramatta region, were the Granville Hamper Hub now operates every Thursday. Learn about Hamper Hub in Granville. 

We would like to thank our incredible stakeholders involved in the Darling Harbour Hub. This initiative was made possible due to the funding received from the City of Sydney and the NSW Government, along with the generous support from Mirvac for the retail space, and Red Cross, ISEAA and nib Health Funds for donations for referrals.

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Office: Warehouse G3/G4, 46-62 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW Australia 2015

Postal: PO Box 7257, Alexandria NSW Australia 2015

Phone: (02) 9516 3877

Email: [email protected]