OzHarvest Sydney

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OzHarvest acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where our Sydney office is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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OzHarvest Sydney

Tell us where you are

OzHarvest acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where our Sydney office is located, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

Our Impact In Sydney

411

Charities Supported

1074

Food Donors

71M

Meals Delivered

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Food Rescue

OzHarvest started in Sydney with one van in 2004 and is home to our headquarters and largest food rescue hub. Our fleet of 19 yellow vans delivers over one million meals every month, to 411 charities feeding people in need throughout Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong.

Thanks to a network of 1,074 food donors, we can provide a wide range of fresh and nutritious food every day to make a positive difference to many vulnerable communities.

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Volunteer

An incredible team of over 1,000 volunteers in Sydney work tirelessly, helping to serve customers at our OzHarvest Market Waterloo and Refettorio, help out in our kitchens, assist our drivers with food rescue, help with community events and Cooking for a Cause corporate classes, assist with practical session delivery of our NEST, Nourish and FEAST education programs and generally provide much-needed support for everything we do!

Most of our volunteering opportunities are based at either our Alexandria warehouse and kitchen, our Waterloo Market, or our Refettorio in Surry Hills. Shifts are generally Monday to Friday during business hours, however we do have limited regular weekend shifts and occasional out of hours shifts at community festivals and events. 

If you are interested in volunteering in Sydney, we’d love to welcome you to the OzHarvest family!! Please click the button below to register your interest. 

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OzHarvest Market Waterloo

Our OzHarvest Market in Waterloo runs on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ basis. After a successful three and a half years, our Kensington Market will be closed on 23rd December 2020. Our Waterloo Market, which opened in 2020, will continue to feed people doing it tough.

Where: 95 Wellington St, Waterloo. NSW 2017

Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am – 2pm

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OzHarvest Food Truck (Sydney)

We are constantly looking for new ways to innovate for social impact and our Food Truck is a great example of how we bring projects like this to life! You can add purpose to Sydney-based events with delicious gourmet food served directly from our Food Truck. Every booking helps feed a community in need a free lunch. 

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OzHarvest Mobile Market

The Mobile Market was created to provide regional communities doing it tough with access to fresh produce and dry goods, free of charge. Visiting over 30 locations throughout NSW, the Mobile Markets is currently funded by the NSW Government and aims to support growers and business owners by purchasing or rescuing produce locally.

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Cooking for a Cause

OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause is a hands-on cooking class open to corporate groups. Led by our talented OzHarvest chefs, teams get busy in the kitchen transforming rescued ingredients into gourmet meals, which then get delivered to local charities.

In OzHarvest Sydney, we are able to accommodate small to medium sized groups for morning sessions (start 9am) and afternoon sessions (starts 1pm), classes run daily with min 8pax to 80pax for CFAC, 8pax to 50pax CFAC Plus. Price starts at $175 p/person – tax deductible.

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Kids Cooking for a Cause

Bring your family to our kitchen in the school holidays! Led by OzHarvest chefs, adults and kids cook together turning rescued food into nourishing meals for people in need. You’ll learn about what we do, food waste and pick up practical tips to do at home. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, must be aged 8 and above and over 120cm tall.

Get ready for our July school holiday sessions with Kids Cooking For A Cause! Stay tuned for the release of dates on our website soon.


Eight FEAST students celebrating their graduation holding recipe book

FEAST

FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) is a curriculum-aligned education program for primary and high schools, which explores the issue of food waste and its environmental impact, healthy eating and easy classroom cooking.

Like any good FEAST, it’s designed to be fun, engaging and filled with good food!

Find out more about the program and how it aligns with the Australian Curriculum below.

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Eight FEAST students celebrating their graduation holding recipe book

NEST

Our NEST program is an easy and fun way to learn healthy eating habits and how to cook simple and low-cost meals in just six weeks. Each NEST session is held at the same day and time each week for 2.5 hours. It includes fun interactive activities, practical cooking classes, and the sharing of a meal together.

OzHarvest NEST is aligned with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and works with everyone to set realistic goals around healthy eating, which are reviewed and revised each week, so real and lasting change can be made.

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Nourish

Our Nourish program supports young people at risk of disengagement by training and mentoring students in a Certificate II in Cookery. Nourish offers more than just hospitality skills as it creates hope, opportunity and supports employment pathways for self-sustainability.

Nourish has two intakes of students in January and July each year.

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OzHarvest Catering

We now offer delicious, gourmet, zero-waste inspired catering for events, functions or parties across various locations! Crafted by OzHarvest chefs, our catering menus are vegetarian to help protect our planet and use only sustainably sourced ingredients. Every booking helps keep our wheels turning and enables us to feed more people in need.  

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Events at OzHarvest HQ

Did you know we host events at our warehouse in Alexandria? This space can host a range of different events and group sizes and offers a unique glimpse into Australia’s leading food rescue charity.

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Contact Us

Office: Warehouse G3/G4, 46-62 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW Australia 2015

Postal: PO Box 7257, Alexandria NSW Australia 2015

Phone: (02) 9516 3877

Email: [email protected]