Harvesting idea to feed the homless
FOOD rescue organisation OzHarvest is a game changer, says restaurateur Clint Nolan.
The WA branch of the organisation collects about 1000kg of food, which would otherwise end up in the trash, to feed vulnerable West Australians.
Teaming up with the United Nations, OzHarvest will provide free, hot rescued meals on July 27 at Forrest Place as part of its Think.Eat.Save events across the country to raise awareness about food waste.
Three WA chefs will serve up three different soups on the day.
“Working in the industry, you see a lot of waste and I never understood why that was the case,” Nolan said.
“It’s been on my mind for ages – a friend who is a chef was taking unused food home in containers and giving it to homeless people but he got in trouble with the council.
“OzHarvest acts as a vehicle, picking up food and delivering it to people who need it.”
Nolan will be serving up a Thai pumpkin soup, with the other two chefs making minestrone and a pesto infused soup.
“It is mind blowing to see how much food is collected after just an hour and a half of driving around in the food van.”
OzHarvest founder and chief executive Ronni Kahn said Australia should take the lead on the global mission to combat food waste and make food systems more sustainable.
“I encourage everyone to join in this movement and make a pledge to reduce food waste,” she said.
Soup will be served at Forrest Place on July 27 from 11.30am to 2.30pm. To get involved, visit thinkeatsave.ozharvest.org.
Pleased to Meet You owner and chef Clint Nolan is taking part in the OzHarvest Think.Eat.Save event on July 27.