Har­vest­ing idea to feed the hom­less

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d440626

Pleased to Meet You owner and chef Clint Nolan is tak­ing part in the OzHar­vest Think.Eat.Save event on July 27.

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