Impact Report 2021

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A YEAR IN PICTURES

It’s hard to believe we’ve endured yet another year in the relentless grip of the pandemic. The ongoing struggle within Australia’s vulnerable communities is heartbreaking and continues to have a major impact on everything we do.  With the exception of our resilient team in Melbourne, the start of the year had a sense of normality as we  returned to the office, then new lockdown restrictions in July changed everything. Once again, the need for food relief hit a new high; as did our emergency response.

This 2021 Impact Report helps to tell our story, highlight our work and thank the countless supporters, volunteers, organisations and partners that are part of our journey. It also shows the strength of those who have continued to overcome numerous challenges and the hope and kindness that is found within our own communities. I encourage you to keep scrolling to give you a sense of what it takes to ‘Nourish our Country’ in such challenging times.

With my gratitude,

Ronni Kahn AO
OzHarvest CEO and Founder

A YEAR IN PICTURES

It’s hard to believe we’ve endured yet another year in the relentless grip of the pandemic. The ongoing struggle within Australia’s vulnerable communities is heartbreaking and continues to have a major impact on everything we do.  With the exception of our resilient team in Melbourne, the start of the year had a sense of normality as we  returned to the office, then new lockdown restrictions in July changed everything. Once again, the need for food relief hit a new high; as did our emergency response.

This 2021 Impact Report helps to tell our story, highlight our work and thank the countless supporters, volunteers, organisations and partners that are part of our journey. It also shows the strength of those who have continued to overcome numerous challenges and the hope and kindness that is found within our own communities. I encourage you to keep scrolling to give you a sense of what it takes to ‘Nourish our Country’ in such challenging times.

With my gratitude,

Ronni Kahn AO
OzHarvest CEO and Founder

JANUARY

OzHarvest drivers never missed a beat with food rescue classed as a frontline service.

JANUARY

OzHarvest drivers never missed a beat with food rescue classed as a frontline service.

FEBRUARY

After many COVID related delays, our re-designed NEST program is launched with Ambassador Kylie Kwong.

FEBRUARY

After many COVID related delays, our re-designed NEST program is launched with Ambassador Kylie Kwong.

MARCH

Our chefs are ecstatic to welcome back teams for Cooking for a Cause.

MARCH

Our chefs are ecstatic to welcome back teams for Cooking for a Cause.

APRIL

Future change-makers at St Joseph Primary school in ACT enjoy FEAST in the classroom, as the program rolls out across the country.

APRIL

Future change-makers at St Joseph Primary school in ACT enjoy FEAST in the classroom, as the program rolls out across the country.

MAY

Food relief boxes help nourish schools in WA as the impact of the pandemic continued.

MAY

Food relief boxes help nourish schools in WA as the impact of the pandemic continued.

JUNE

Semester one Nourish students celebrate at graduation ceremonies in Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle.

JUNE

Semester one Nourish students celebrate at graduation ceremonies in Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle.

JULY

Customers at our Granville Hamper Hub line up as lockdowns across the country force many to turn to charities for the first time.

JULY

Customers at our Granville Hamper Hub line up as lockdowns across the country force many to turn to charities for the first time.

AUGUST

Emergency food relief scales up in Sydney to pack 12,000 hampers a week.

AUGUST

Emergency food relief scales up in Sydney to pack 12,000 hampers a week.

SEPTEMBER

OzHarvest launches its first national campaign to tackle household food waste and get the nation to Use It Up!™

SEPTEMBER

OzHarvest launches its first national campaign to tackle household food waste and get the nation to Use It Up!™

OCTOBER

Cooked meals became an invaluable part of our food relief with over one million cooked meals made with love since the pandemic began.

OCTOBER

Cooked meals became an invaluable part of our food relief with over one million cooked meals made with love since the pandemic began.

NOVEMBER

Remote and regional communities were connected with fresh produce and friendly smiles by our Mobile Market teams.

NOVEMBER

Remote and regional communities were connected with fresh produce and friendly smiles by our Mobile Market teams.

DECEMBER

A huge end to the year, celebrating our 200 million meal milestone and keeping 70,000 tonnes of good food out of landfill.

DECEMBER

A huge end to the year, celebrating our 200 million meal milestone and keeping 70,000 tonnes of good food out of landfill.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

OzHarvest’s impact in communities across Australia is a direct result of our ‘yellow army’ of dedicated volunteers. During times of increased need, we rely on their support, passion, and commitment. This year our family has grown to over 4,000 volunteers who donated 77,000 hours of their precious time to pack and distribute hampers, portion and pack cooked meals, answer phones, assist in vans, support education programs, serve hot meals, and provide comfort and conversation to the many people doing it tough.

Our deep gratitude goes to the incredible team of volunteers who run food rescue in seven regional locations across the country.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

OzHarvest’s impact in communities across Australia is a direct result of our ‘yellow army’ of dedicated volunteers. During times of increased need, we rely on their support, passion, and commitment. This year our family has grown to over 4,000 volunteers who donated 77,000 hours of their precious time to pack and distribute hampers, portion and pack cooked meals, answer phones, assist in vans, support education programs, serve hot meals, and provide comfort and conversation to the many people doing it tough.

Our deep gratitude goes to the incredible team of volunteers who run food rescue in seven regional locations across the country.

NOURISHING OUR COUNTRY

OzHarvest HQ is based in Sydney, with eight offices, four hubs and seven volunteer run regional chapters across the country. Click on the map to see our local impact in each location. The number of meals delivered includes purchased food, cooked meals and hampers where applicable.

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