Did you know roughly one third of the food produced for human consumption (approx. 1.3 billion tonnes) is wasted in Australia and around the world every day?
OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation has teamed up with the United Nations to address the urgent issue of food waste which is currently costing Australians up to $10 billion each year.
The inaugural Gold Coast Think.Eat.Save event will see OzHarvest partner with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (GCCEC) award-winning chefs and the talented bakers from Goldstein Bake Shop to create delicious meals for a free lunch at The 4217 precinct in Surfers on Monday 27 July.
The public are invited to enjoy a hearty hot meal made from quality rescued produce that would otherwise have ended up in landfill, learn more about reducing waste, and pledge their commitment to #thinkeatsave.
GCCEC Executive Chef Garry Kindred said the latest initiative was a no-brainer for the Centre, which has gifted almost 5,000 meals to OzHarvest over the last 12 months.
“As a venue that welcomes more than 180,000 guests a year, it’s vital we continue to promote best practice and integrate sustainable solutions into our everyday business operations,” Mr Kindred said.
“While we make every effort to reduce food waste at the planning stage, we recognise that there are occasions where it’s beyond our control.
“Our decision to align with OzHarvest has effectively allowed us to contribute to saving the environment while simultaneously eliminating hunger and food waste through the redistribution of our excess food.
A media release from OzHarvest is attached detailing further information, including how to RSVP to attend the event or make a pledge online.
Media are welcome and are invited to contact OzHarvest’s Gold Coast Manager Lee Danahay on 0401 996 500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.