Festive season sees food waste and forgotten hungry

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Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 2.30.54 pmLeading food rescue organisation OzHarvest expands iconic yellow fleet to Western Australia to deliver food to Perth’s hungry thanks to Santos
Friends and family, food and drink… Christmas is a time when you can possibly have too much of a good thing. Overloaded fridges and waistbands aside, excess consumption of food is a huge problem at this time of the year.
At the same time two million Australians struggle to access meals each year, a half of whom are children.
To combat food waste and food security, OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity, will be expanding its iconic food rescue fleet of yellow vans to Western Australia on 2 December and extend its purpose of “Nourishing our Country” to WA – thanks to Major Partner, Santos and support from local companies.
Due to increased demand for food relief in Perth and a call for assistance from local welfare agencies and organisations, OzHarvest requested support from local companies in WA to help fund the set up of the food relief organisation for the next three years.
Leading energy company, Santos, with offices in Perth and Adelaide, was the first to come on board to help fund the operational set up of OzHarvest WA including a food rescue van and driver.
Santos WA & NT General Manager Brett Woods said he was delighted that the company was able to help those less fortunate through support for a national food rescue group with a 10-year long track record of successfully helping those in need whilst, at the same time, addressing the issue of food waste.
“Partnering with a group like OzHarvest makes a whole lot of sense for a number of good reasons, and we are very pleased to help bring this impactful organisation to Perth.”
Perth financial advisor Andrew Chapman also gathered a few locals, shared the OzHarvest story and vision and has helped to raise further funds for OzHarvest.
The for-impact organisation is calling for interest and local support from financial donors, food donors and volunteers to get involved.



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