Your wedding day may be the one and only day you get to say “it’s all about us!”. BUT, wouldn’t it be cool if, behind the scenes you could still be doing something great for someone else?
OzHarvest is a brilliant not for profit organisation that rescues excess food from the jaws of garbage bins and distributes it to those in need. “Your donation will enable us to feed those in need, allows our recipient charities to save money and redirect funding to existing or new programs AND will directly help save the planet by minimising good food from going to landfill.”
Your wedding shin-dig is the perfect time to give back and make your day someone else’s too! All you need to do is let your caterer know you want to donate any left overs to Oz Harvest and get them to call.
OzHarvest currently operates in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra and Adelaide. Apart from knowing you are celebrating your wedding day with a conscience, OzHarvest is an absolutely free service.
Sound cool? We reckon! If you’re so green and you want to go one better, you can do as Lisa from OzHarvest suggests – “For the couple who has it all, how about asking guests to donate to OzHarvest – rather than buy you another toaster! It is a gift that really keeps on giving.” Or let guests know you have donated to Ozharvest in lieu of their bonbonniere.
$1 = 1 meal for someone in need. Easy.
Here’s a few stats to ponder as you dial…
-Australians waste close to 3 million tonnes of food per annum, or 136 kilos per person per annum
-60,000 low-income working families in Australia go without meals or are food insecure
-The average Australian throws out an estimated $239 of food a year
-Dumping a kilo of beef wastes the 50,000 litres of water it took to produce that meat
All photos supplied coutesy of Oz Harvest