ozharvest

FOOD RESCUE PROGRAM
Sydney, Australia

Description

In 2017, Australia officially joined the Food Waste movement in APAC. By establishing 3-year partnership with OzHarvest, Electrolux in Australia targets food that would otherwise be wasted to help feed people in need across Australia.

The 2017 campaign will focus on raising awareness of Food Waste among employees of Electrolux. Series of Cooking for a Cause will be held with participation of employees from different departments of Electrolux (20 pax each), along with Food Truck community event and high-profile regional CEO Cook Off in Mar, 2018.

Societal value

This project aims to reduce food waste by working with OzHarvest, a food rescue organization, while engaging Electrolux employees. Employees and consumers will be provided with the knowledge to reduce food waste in their own homes through tips, tricks and recipes from experts. People in need are supported in putting better quality and more nutritious food on their tables. This will take place by raising funds from employees and the broader public.

Achievements

  • Food Truck at Moorebank served lunch to 200 people as a part of a charity day in conjunction with the Children’s Cancer Institute on 26th of October.
  • From mid-November, all of sites in Australia will be part of a food drive to raise donations (food and money) for Christmas. All of Electrolux employees, visitors and suppliers will be encouraged to either leave a food item under the tree or buy a Christmas decoration for either $5 (equals 10 meals) , $10 (20 meals) or $20 (40meals) to place on the tree.
  • A group of ten volunteers will be cooking for customers at the OzHarvest food market in late-November.
  • Continue running “Cooking for a Cause” – one team still to cook.

Next steps

  • 4 Cooking for A Cause events & Food Truck community event in Electrolux Australia from Sep - Dec, 2017
  • In discussion with AIESEC to bring international volunteers on board in Jan - Mar, 2018
  • Regional CEO cook-off in March

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