ACT

CANBERRA:

401,768

kgs food rescued

1,197,755

meals delivered

68

charities helped

258

food donors

3

vans

92

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • The Snow Foundation
  • Thyne Reid Foundation
  • The Vikings Group
  • The Canadian High Commission
  • ACT Department of Health
  • John James Foundation
  • Hands Across Canberra
  • Icon Water

The Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove joined OzHarvest on a food rescue mission during Anti-Poverty Week in October.

A new cool-room and freezer were added to food rescue ops, thanks to funding from the ACT Government’s ‘Innovation Grants’, the generous support of the Snow Foundation and Canberra Airport Group. We also received over $60,000 from staff, player and community fundraising as ‘Charity of the Year’ for the Vikings Group.

Cooking for a Cause has become a regular and well-loved feature through a partnership with CC Cares at Canberra College and the NEST team are kept very busy running nutrition and sustainability workshops across the community.

I have finally found nutritional meals that my 11 year old son loves!

Alison King,

Doorways Case Worker, Salvation Army

NSW

newcastle:

328,593

kgs food rescued

982,989

meals delivered

121

charities helped

299

food donors

3

vans

101

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Greater Charitable Foundation
  • nib Foundation
  • NAB Business Banking Centre
  • Port Waratah Coal Services
  • Hunter Culinary Association
  • Tomago Aluminium
  • The Wests Group
  • Mitchell Hansen

The arrival of two brand new Iveco vans brings the Newcastle fleet to three and thanks to the bigger vans, more food can be rescued for those in need. The vans were ‘christened’ with the help of Ronni and Rachel Lodding from NAB in August last year.

Five fabulous chefs donated their precious time to produce a superb meal that raised over $100,000 at the OzHarvest Newcastle Fundraising Lunch. Curated with love by the fabulous Neil Slater.

$10,000 was raised by a local hotel through their ‘Skip the Line’ initiative, where customers can donate to a charity and get priority entry. The true commitment of what it takes to be an OzHarvest volunteer was put to the test as they walked the line every night in a banana suit collecting donations!

In true Newcastle style we hosted five Bunnings Sausage Sizzles – all on the same day! A truly awesome effort by staff and volunteers as $4,800 was raised.

Thank you for letting the school kids get involved and explaining to them where our food is going and how it can help other people.

Erica Goodwin

OOSH Coordinator, The Junction Public School

Sydney:

2,476,473

kgs food rescued

7,264,652

meals delivered

333

charities helped

1,480

food donors

15

vans

933

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • AMEX
  • CBA
  • Clorox
  • Frost Catering
  • Hydro Produce
  • NSW Environmental Protection Authority
  • PWC
  • Rockpool Foundation

The OzHarvest Market has a new lease of life, thanks to TOGA Property Group helping to keep the doors open until November 2019.

Four primary schools in the Greater Sydney region took part in the pilot phase of FEAST with huge success, with many others interested in the NSW roll out planned for 2019.

The most successful OzHarvest CEO CookOff took place at the Royal Hall of Industries, which saw over $2 Million in funds raised and 1,400 guests served on the night by over 200 top Australian business leaders and 50 talented chefs.

The premiere of independent film Food Fighter took place at the State Theatre, bringing together supporters of OzHarvest and food waste prevention alike. The premiere ignited conversation around how we can all be part of the solution to reduce food waste, launching OzHarvest’s campaign ‘Fight Food Waste’.

Due to increased demand from agencies in the Illawarra region, a new and much needed run has been introduced to help service local communities in Wollongong.

OzHarvest is helping to provide local solutions to food insecurity by improving access to a wide range of fresh and healthy food for the most vulnerable people in the Illawarra region.

Food Fairness Australia, Illawara

QLD

Brisbane:

929,076

kgs food rescued

2,762,738

meals delivered

118

charities helped

385

food donors

7

vans

180

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Department of Housing & Public Works
  • Department of Environment & Energy
  • Stone & Wood Brewing Company
  • Healthia
  • Tattersalls Club Brisbane
  • Australian Institute of Food Safety
  • Rotary Club Brisbane Airport
  • Canunga Hub Café

Thanks to the generous support of Woolworths customers, two shiny new vehicles joined Brisbane food rescue operations, affectionately known as Percy and WOW.

OzHarvest Brisbane is now rescuing a third more food than this time last year, with an additional 33 agencies added to daily runs, including schools, rehabilitation centres, domestic violence shelters, homelessness hostels, youth mental health services, church and neighbourhood groups providing community meals.

The Queensland State Government grant of $294,000 secured four of the vehicles—in Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Brisbane—in order to meet growing demand.

Without OzHarvest food we could not cook the thousands of meals for our young people.

Simon Clowes

Head of Campus, Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre

cairns:

58,712

kgs food rescued

175,096

meals delivered

27

charities helped

44

food donors

1

van

25

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Department of Housing & Public Works
  • Department of Environment & Energy
  • Cairns Regional Council
  • Cazalys Cairns

OzHarvest Cairns jumped to a new level this year, with a brand new refrigerated van thanks to Queensland State Government Dignity First Fund.

Our long-standing food donor Rusty’s Markets donated their 100th tonne of rescued food and we hosted a pop-up OzHarvest Market on the Cairns Esplanade to educate consumers about preventing food waste.

We get to work in a fun-filled supportive environment full of passionate people committed to reducing food waste and see the positive impact on people’s lives in the Cairns community.

Bruce Jones-Walker

OzHarvest Volunteer

Gold coast:

410,959

kgs food rescued

1,243,834

meals delivered

77

charities helped

170

food donors

3

vans

100

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Cody Foundation
  • City of Gold Coast
  • St Hilda’s School
  • Safe Finance
  • Robina Projects
  • Somerset College
  • Queensland Airports
  • Rotary Club of Hope Island

Thanks to the Commonwealth Games, OzHarvest Gold Coast experienced a record food rescue month in April 2018 with over 65,000 kgs of fresh fruit and veg, milk, yogurt, cereals, bread, frozen meals and assorted snacks donated from the athlete’s village.

Thanks to Ruth Tate for the very generous donation of $50,000 raised at the Mayoress Ball earlier in the year, which helps to support our local food rescue activities.

A new Iveco van -Izzy- joined the fleet thanks to funds raised from the Woolworths Christmas Appeal. We now have 3 vans supporting the Gold Coast.

Without Ronni and OzHarvest, we wouldn’t be able to feed over 400 people in need each week!

Uniting Care Blair Athol Accommodation & Gold Coast Homelessness Hub

sa

adelaide:

547,177

kgs food rescued

1,579,939

meals delivered

129

charities helped

307

food donors

4

vans

248

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Department of Communities & Social Inclusion
  • Hecand Private Ancillary Fund
  • Tramways Touring
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Wavemaker Adelaide
  • Holden
  • Grants SA

2017’s Great Food Rescue Race raised over $60,000 for OzHarvest Adelaide. A great achievement and group effort from our amazing team and volunteers. Our “Angel” donor Melissa arrived unannounced for the sixth year in a row. Donating over $16,000 from her family trust, she has donated more than $75,000 over six years

OzHarvest supporters never fail to come up with new ways to fundraise. Connexion Alliance raised nearly $12,000 by cashing in used cans and bottles from their worksites around the Bowder warehouse.

“Lily” the latest yellow van joined our fleet, thanks to our generous donor Tim Ryan.

I cooked a roast the other night, which fed six of us–everything came from OzHarvest, the meat, vegetables and even the gravy! I now eat better than I have in years.

A Delighted Tenant

Carrington Cottages, Adelaide

VIC

melbourne:

676,545

kgs food rescued

1,991,940

meals delivered

134

charities helped

432

food donors

7

vans

175

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Thyne Reid
  • Department of Environment & Energy
  • Stul Family Foundation
  • Eurofins
  • Tabcorp Holdings Ltd
  • Maximus International
  • AA Holdings
  • Bells Charitable Foundation

The team at OzHarvest Melbourne reached the five million meal milestone delivering to people in need in the greater Melbourne area since inception in 2014.

Cooking for a Cause took off this year, as we hosted over 100 sessions in the Melbourne kitchens- more than double the amount from last year.

Thanks to 27 new Woolworths stores coming on board, we are reaching more people through an additional 29 charities and regular food rescue has been extended to include the Mornington and Cranbourne areas.

A fundraising dinner at Red Spice Road marked the end of a fantastic financial year, raising over $7,000.

My husband has been sick and unable to work for two years, we use every single food item given to us and I adjust our meal plans depending on what we receive. We appreciate the OzHarvest food hampers so much!

Food Recipient

The Movement, Melbourne

wa

perth:

968,001

kgs food rescued

2,903,850

meals delivered

93

charities helped

330

food donors

5

vans

245

volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Big Rock Toyota
  • JEM Foundation
  • John Rodgers
  • nib Foundation
  • Merchant Group
  • Santos

OzHarvest WA celebrated a major milestone, rescuing two million kilograms of good quality surplus food since inception in December 2014 – an incredible team effort achieved in less than 3.5 years! Ronni flew in to help us celebrate our successes and achievements at our 3rd birthday barbecue breakfast, which allowed us to thank all our wonderful OzHarvest volunteers.

WA Chef Ambassadors, Sue Hutchins and Dane McHutchison created a delicious ‘rescued’ lunch, hosted by one of our key supporters, Debbie Schaffer.

Andrew ‘Chappy’ Chapman, one of OzHarvest WA’s founding members topped the leader board at the CEO CookOff, raising a massive $300,000. His efforts were a significant contribution to reaching the $2million goal for the event.

I’m often stopped by people wanting to express their gratitude for the work of OzHarvest. One exchange will never leave me, as a frail elderly couple collected a box of rescued groceries, we exchanged smiles and their gentle nod of gratitude is imprinted on my heart.

Deb Grant,

OzHarvest WA Volunteer

REGIONAL CHAPTERS

Our regional chapters are run by wonderful teams of volunteers who donate their precious time rescuing good quality produce from local food donors and delivering to nearby charities.

As our teams have grown, so has the positive impact we are making to reduce food waste and hunger in regional communities.

BAROSSA (SA)

  • 3466 kgs food rescued
  • 10,398 meals delivered
  • 21 charities helped
  • 3 food donors
  • 12 volunteers

COFFS HARBOUR (NSW)

  • 71,266 kgs food rescued
  • 213,797 meals delivered
  • 41 charities helped
  • 44 food donors
  • 32 volunteers
  • 1 van

PORT MACQUARIE (NSW)

  • 98,236 kgs food rescued
  • 294,708 meals delivered
  • 30 charities helped
  • 19 food donors
  • 14 volunteers
  • 1 van

SAPPHIRE COAST (NSW)

  • 26,688 kgs food rescued
  • 80,004 meals delivered
  • 19 charities helped
  • 24 food donors
  • 34 volunteers

SUNSHINE COAST (QLD)

  • 83,173 kgs food rescued
  • 249,516 meals delivered
  • 30 charities helped
  • 32 food donors
  • 54 volunteers
  • 1 van

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS (NSW)

  • 9,190 kgs food rescued
  • 27,570 meals delivered
  • 7 charities helped
  • 6 food donors
  • 4 volunteers

Victor Harbour (SA)

  • 6,003 kgs food rescued
  • 18,009 meals delivered
  • 7 charities helped
  • 4 food donors
  • 10 volunteers

WAGGA WAGGA (NSW)

  • 61,753 kgs food rescued
  • 185,260 meals delivered
  • 13 charities helped
  • 14 food donors
  • 25 volunteers

Special
Thanks

  • Anna Maria Salinas (Southern Highlands)
  • Bronte Collins (Victor Harbor)
  • Deb Hann (Barossa)
  • John Foord (Wagga Wagga)
  • Julie Ferguson (Coffs Harbour)
  • Linda Brettell (Port Macquarie)
  • Michael Palmer (Sapphire Coast South)
  • Michele Lipner (Sunshine Coast)
  • Rebeccah Norman (Sapphire Coast North)
Without the strong support of our community, local food donors and amazing volunteers, OzHarvest Sunshine Coast would not be the success it is today.

Michele Lipner

OzHarvest Sunshine Coast, Chapter Coordinator