The Goodman Foundation has proudly supported OzHarvest since 2004 when OzHarvest's Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn first had an idea about wanting to rescue food in Sydney and get it to those in need.
Since that time OzHarvest has redistributed over 8,100 tonnes of food which would otherwise be discarded, saved the equivalent of 409 Olympic sized swimming pools of water and delivered over 27.5 million meals to more than 550 charities supporting the vulnerable in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide.
Over the years, Goodman has continued to support OzHarvest with the provision of office facilities, delivery vans and even a community garden.
Now, ten years on, Goodman has helped to shape their long-term future by building OzHarvest a new multipurpose facility in our Industrial Estate at Alexandria. The new space has become OzHarvest's headquarters, enabled significant growth of their storage and logistics operations and also houses a commercial kitchen for their Nourish Program, which provides hope and employment opportunities to young people from troubled and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Goodman contributed close to $1.3 million to this project, with many of our suppliers also providing their skills and expertise pro bono, including Team2, FDC, Perfect Pipes, Rawfire, Traffix, Mackenzie Group, Northrop, Site Image and Fresh Landscapes. The provision of this space will certainly allow OzHarvest to continue to grow and to reach even more people who depend on this wonderful organisation for fresh food on a daily basis.
The Goodman team have also supported OzHarvest through a broad range of good+heart events including the CEO Cookoff, Cooking for a Cause, City to Surf and volunteering in the Eat.Think.Save and Eddie Dixon Christmas Lunch events, to name a few.
“The Goodman Foundation are true partners of OzHarvest. Their support is absolutely fundamental to our ability to continue to grow and deliver on our strategic outcomes. We needed a new multipurpose facility where we could grow our logistics and food storage, house our fabulous team and kick off our long awaited Nourish Program. Goodman with the support of their business partners delivered on this huge request! Goodman are enablers and are always standing with us to help ensure our continued growth and success. We see them as an extension of our team and together we are able to do great things.” Ronni Kahn, CEO & Founder OzHarvest
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