Although Australia is a wealthy country, some people cannot afford to properly feed themselves, including those who are on low incomes and are homeless.

People are choosing between food and essentials like rent and utilities. COVID-19 brought the problem into sharp focus, with people losing work on a large scale, including international students and migrants who had no access to income support.

At the same time, Australia throws away over 7.6 million tonnes of food a year making us the tenth most wasteful country in the world. The wastage has massive environmental impacts from greenhouse gas emissions to filling up landfill.

OzHarvest is working to address both these problems by rescuing good food that was headed for landfill from donors like supermarkets, cafes, delis, restaurants, corporate kitchens, airlines and hotels and turning them into nutritious meals for charities. After I spent a day in the field with OzHarvest in awe over its unique charitable and environmental work, I brought OzHarvest to meet the environment minister and in the house called for government funding.

My speech > HERE

For details and to donate or volunteer > HERE.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!