OzHarvest rescue fresh food that would otherwise have gone to landfill, creating harmful greenhouse gases (methane) and deliver it to 1000+ charities and shelters around the country to feed needy Australians.
Every $1 invested provides 2 meals and returns $6.43 to the community.
OzHarvest also meet at least 4 (Zero Hunger; Good Health and Wellbeing; Climate Action; Responsible Consumption and Production) of the U.N’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Paul Hawken’s seminal book ‘Drawdown’ lists reducing food waste as #3 on the list of the top 100 things we can do now to help reduce environmental degradation and particularly climate change.
OzHarvest National COVID lockdown stats to end of May (1/3/20 – 26/5/20)
- 2,348,457 kgs food delivered via yellow vans
- 7,045,375 meals delivered via yellow vans
- 91,594 meals facilitated via the OzH App.
- 83,300 cooked meals produced via OzH kitchen and Hospo Heros (in addition to the meals delivered via the yellow van!)
- 18 “hospo hero” partnerships
- 7216 hampers created in-house and delivered via hamper models.
- 4 Pop-up hubs feeding communities, international students
- 2 mobile markets into regional locations
- 7 new vans on the road, including mobile markets and cook meals programs
- 67 new charities supported in bushfire areas
Finally, here’s a moving little video made by NSW Health showing the collaboration of the pop-up wellbeing clinic in Waterloo, with OzHarvest food hampers and food truck.