Food waste is a $20 billion problem in Australia.
Over 5 million tonnes of food ends up as landfill, enough to fill 9,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.
Five million people experience food insecurity each year, one quarter are children.
35% of the average household bin is food waste.
At Heritage, we’re committed to making a difference in the communities we operate in by supporting organisations who lend a helping hand to vulnerable Australians.
OzHarvest is one of these organisations. They play a crucial role in our community to fight food waste, which not only helps Australians but our entire planet. By supporting OzHarvest we’ll be helping them to keep 66,660kg of food out of landfill and deliver an additional 200,000 meals to vulnerable Australians.
“Thank you so much to Heritage Bank for joining the OzHarvest family. Heritage Bank’s idea of putting People first fits so beautifully with the mission of ours to Nourish our Country and to stop good food from going to waste.
With Heritage Bank’s help we’ll be able to deliver an additional 200,000 meals each year nationally, and particularly in Toowoomba. We’re so excited to have Heritage Bank join the OzHarvest family!”
Founded by Ronni Kahn in 2004, OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation collecting quality surplus food from supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, hotels, retailers, airports and retail food outlets.
Diverting precious food from landfill makes a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable men, women and children across Australia. Since inception OzHarvest has delivered more than 159 million meals and saved more than 53,000 tonnes of food from landfill.
Stopping good food going to waste and getting it to people in need helps in many ways: