From the 18 Dec, OzHarvest - with the support of the Adelaide Central Market - will erect the 2014 Tree of Goodness, a festive yellow market stall of community nourishment and goodwill.
The OzHarvest Tree of Goodness is a fun way for market-goers to share some ‘food love’ this season – decorating The Tree during the last Market trading days before Christmas helps to put nutritious food on the tables of people in Adelaide that need it.
State Manager of OzHarvest, Hayley Everuss said the aim of the Tree of Goodness is to make it easy for market-goers to embrace their generous spirit and help to nourish their community this season.
“It’s a bit of fun and it’s also very visual, you can literally see the tree becoming more and more festive in response to community goodwill.”
“Every dollar donated means we can deliver two (2) more meals for men, women and children in our community who are doing it tough.”
The OzHarvest Tree of Goodness market stall will be located next to SAMTASS at the Gouger Street end of the Market from today until Christmas Eve. Market-goers can chat with volunteers in OzHarvest yellow, make a donation or purchase one of the items available which make fabulous Christmas gifts with a social impact.
Items available for purchase include the newly released OzHarvest Cookbook ‘Urban Harvest’ which includes recipes from 50 top Australian chefs, as well as OzHarvest Tea Towels and Gingerbread Vans.
Since launching in South Australia nearly four years ago, OzHarvest has rescued 800 tonnes of good food that was destined for landfill equating to 2.4 million meals, including in a longstanding partnership with the Adelaide Central Market. Over that time, market stallholders have contributed more than 100,000 meals to OzHarvest which is more than 30 tonnes of good food saved from landfill.
With three rescue vehicles servicing northern, central and southern suburbs, OzHarvest today represents a truly Adelaide-wide rescue service. Yet there is still significant unmet demand, both in terms of food that can be rescued, as well as recipient agencies in need of support, and OzHarvest continues in its efforts to address both.