Food waste is an increasingly growing problem, with the amount of food being discarded in first world countries adding up at an alarming rate. It has been estimated that 1/3 of all food that is being produced worldwide is being thrown away.
This is such a high rate that experts believe we could food over 3 billion people just with the discarded food effectively ending world hunger!It is this problem that the organization OzHarvest aims to correct! Identifying themselves as a ‘food rescue organization’, they collect the foods that commercial outlets would have otherwise discarded, providing it to those who need it across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Perth.
They report that they have delivered over 60 million meals since 2004!
In addition to their efforts to provide food to those that need it, the organization also provides for nutrition education and training to help those in vulnerable situations to learn how to minimize food waste and engage within their own communities.
Powered by their dedicated volunteers, the organization works to create an outstanding difference in communities across the country.