Take the kitchen pledge with Think.Eat.Save
OzHarvest has partnered with the United Nations Environment Program to fight food waste and to promote green thinking in the kitchen.
It might surprise you to know that on average Australians waste one in five bags of groceries, and that $10 billion worth of food is wasted annually. 20 to 40 percent of fruit and vegetables are rejected before reaching the shelves due to cosmetic restrictions, while nearly two million Australians rely on food relief each year. OzHarvest is an organisation that attempts to resolve this wastage and social issues by donating food to more than 600 charities across Australia, equating to 800,000 meals a month nationally. Think.EatS.ave is a promotion OzHarvest is running in conjunctions with the United Nations Environment Program to spread awareness of our wastage and get people actively monitoring their cooking practices.
On Monday July 27, events will take place across Australia where members of the public are invited to enjoy a free and delicious hot lunch created from produce that would have otherwise unfairly ended up in landfill. Top chefs will be giving up their time to prepare the meals with assistance from volunteers to prepare and serve the meals. You can experience Think.Eat.Save at St Stephen’s Cathedral between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm or you can head to the OzHarvest website to pledge you support to reduce food waste.
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