Give A Can
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country.
OzHarvest have four pillars that directs the work that they do: Rescue, Educate, Engage and Innovate.
Most people who spot our vans zipping all over Canberra would be amazed at how much food is in the back! A typical week sees us rescuing between 10,000 and 15,000 kilograms of great produce and non-perishable food. Sundays normally involve the collection, sorting and delivery of over 1,200 kilograms, 70% of which is perfectly good organic fruit and veggies. In the past 4 years, our team have rescued over 90,000 kg of surplus food in the local area. Every gram of this food is delivered free of charge to agencies and refuges supporting a wide range of vulnerable people. Any support for OzHarvest Canberra will actually help every single charity, program and person in our backyard. That is a great investment in our city and its citizens.
It’s a win for the environment too, with good food being diverted away from landfill.
OzHarvest are working towards 2,000,000 meals a year now for our local community. They want to achieve sustainable funding with this GiveACan recycling program.