OzHarvest Market Waterloo

Our free market provides a variety of rescued fresh produce and pantry staples to people in need based on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ philosophy.

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OzHarvest Market Waterloo

Our free market provides a variety of rescued fresh produce and pantry staples to people in need based on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ philosophy.

About the Market

To ensure there is enough food for everyone, we ask customers to respect our volunteers who will guide you through what is available on the day. As food is often limited, we try to ensure food is fairly distributed throughout the community. 

 


Individual Volunteering

The Market is powered by our wonderful volunteers. We are always looking for people who can commit to a recurring weekly shift, any day Monday to Saturday.

Roles during your volunteer shifts could include:

  • Setup of market; filling shelves, organising food donations and hampers to take away 
  • Serving market customers alongside OzHarvest staff
  • Assisting to pack down at the end of the day 

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Corporate and Workplace Engagement

This is a truly unique opportunity to become a part of our volunteer family for a day; helping to replenish shelves, chat with patrons, and provide customer service to the market’s 200+ daily customers. You will see firsthand the community that has been built around this innovative space.

  • Sessions available: Tuesday to Friday from 8am – 2.30pm.
  • Group size: corporate teams up to 3 people per session.
  • Get in touch to learn more about this impactful opportunity!

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OzHarvest Market Waterloo FAQs

We’re open from 10am – 2pm, Monday to Saturday.

As this is a free community initiative, we would love to be able to provide nourishment and food to as many people in need as possible in the Waterloo community as well as people from outside of Waterloo.

We ask that customers please respect our philosophy of taking what you need and giving if you can, and access the Market one day, out of the five opening days to be able to share food with others.

OzHarvest is a charitable organisation that depends on the generosity of donors and partners to be able to Nourish Our Country. We thank you for respecting our values to share with others in the community

Demand for food relief is high right now, so there is often a short wait to access the Market. We thank you for your patience and offer the option to collect a prepacked food hamper between 10-11am should you wish to save time! 

The OzHarvest Market Waterloo is stocked with beautiful rescued food and is free-of-charge for anyone in need. We operate on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ philosophy. If you wish to leave a donation this helps keep our doors open.

With food rescue we never really know what we will get from one day to the next. Our aim is to have the Market stocked with fresh, healthy produce such as fruit, vegetables and some pantry staples. Unfortunately, the amount of food we can give to each customer is limited and will not be consistent week to week.

Yes, when shopping at the Market, you can select your own items while being guided by our lovely volunteers. There will be a limited number of items per customer to ensure food is fairly distributed across the five open days.

Yes please! Our OzHarvest Market aims to be a plastic-free store, and we don’t have bags for sale, so you must bring your own bag each time to take your food home.

No ID or card access is required at the market, everyone is welcome!  

The Waterloo Market is a collaboration by the City of Sydney and OzHarvest working closely with the Waterloo Community. It is supported by NSW Land and Housing. The service is for Waterloo and surrounding residents as well as people from other communities finding themselves in hardship and who may need access to food relief.

We welcome all people from all backgrounds and from different communities to visit the OzHarvest Market in Waterloo.

Redfern Train Station is the closest train station to the market. There’s also a bus stop nearby.