For the second year running, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest is partnering with the United Nations to tackle the issues of food and nutrition security and sustainable food systems at the upcoming Think.Eat.Save events to be held across the country on Monday, 21 July.
Some of the nation’s top chefs, politicians and celebrities will unite at events held across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle to take a stance against food waste, and serve thousands of members of the public a free, delicious and hearty hot meal made from surplus produce that would have otherwise ended up as landfill.
Founder and CEO of OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn said the aim of Think.Eat.Save 2014 is to bring attention to the disturbing amount of food wasted in Australia and around the world, when roughly one third of food produced for human consumption (approx 1.3 billion tonnes) gets wasted and lost along the way. Food waste is currently costing Australians up to $10 billion each year, while two million people still rely on food relief.
A number of leaders and experts in the field of food waste, sustainability and food and nutrition security will debate these issues in a panel discussion at the Sydney and Adelaide events.
DATE & TIME: Monday, 21 July from 11.30am – 2.30pm, various locations
RSVP & PLEDGE HERE: www.ozharvest.eventbrite.com.au
Sydney event: Martin Place, Sydney
Adelaide event: The University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Brisbane event: St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane
Melbourne event: Federation Square, Melbourne
Newcastle event: Hunter St Mall, Newcastle
For more information on OzHarvest please visit www.ozharvest.org
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For more media information, images or interviews with Ronni Kahn, Founder and CEO of OzHarvest, or panel experts please contact:
Louise Tran at OzHarvest on firstname.lastname@example.org | +61 2 9516 3877 | +61 466 620 744
Sascha Ryner at Liquid Ideas on email@example.com | +61 2 9667 4211 | +61 416 858 419