A few weeks ago I was asked to be a prep hand for the oz harvest cookbook, which is yet to be released. I must admit I too had to quickly look up oz harvest to see what they actually did. I had an idea that they distribute meals around Sydney to people that are not as fortunate as others and utilise the left over produce from restaurants and food establishments.
Below is a more direct understanding of what they actually do and how a non profit community based organisation is doing wonders for cities like Sydney.
"Oz harvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia, distributing food that would otherwise go to waste. We collect surplus from the food industry and deliver it to charities supporting vulnerable people across Australia"
" We count on the love of others and it's through their generosity that we are able to feed people in need everyday. We're proud that each dollar donated to oz harvest brings so much value back to our community, but the "happiness factor" - the joy, dignity, connection and care felt by our people and the charitable organisations we serve - is impossible to monetise".
Founded in 2004 by Ronni Khan
The above image of the "urban feast" was shot by Luisa Brimble, styled by John Mangila, food prep by Anna Simamora, the floury baker