“OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to more than 500 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and the Gold Coast“.
This was my ultimate challenge: I had a 1 hr lunch break so I had to get from North Sydney to Martin Place and this is what happened.
There were so many people (and totally did expect this because this is 100% office zone).
I spotted some delicious lemon cups supplied by Cocos Table so I had a sip before I headed to the long line.
Apparently it was absolute chockers when it hit noon but I was there at around 1 and it went quite quickly! Loved the little decorations even when we were lining up!
Guess what? For all the Masterchef lovers, Matt Moran was here and serving up the delicious vegetarian curry.
Just before getting the meal you were also reminded to hashtag #mealforameal so that for every photo taken, meal will be provided to someone.
After getting the curry from the enthusiastic yellow shirted volunteers, we headed towards the chapati station where we got our chapati and dips!
Here’s my #mealforameal photo!
There was even a cute station to add a wedge of lemon and garnish.
For dessert, Brasserie Bread used their leftovers to make apple/fruit crumble and there was even cream to go with it!
What a fancy meal!
After getting all my food and taking these photos, I listened to the panellists for a bit. On the way, I passed the OzHarvest tree
And OzHarvest shop
What a great cause and I’m so glad I got back to North Sydney within 45 minutes of leaving the office #winning. Use leftover produce and don’t waste food! Thanks Richard Branson for such a great initiative!
Rating Review: =D =) =| =(
Product (Think.Act.Save Sydney event by OzHarvest): =D
Would I recommend going to volunteer/going to an event for OzHarvest? It was crazy busy but seeing everyone excited and willing to learn about food was amazing. You honestly don’t need to do much so get on your phones and hashtag #mealforameal to fill a belly!
Highlight: walking up Martin Place and seeing the huge crowd! I didn’t think there would be so many people coming down, the media, the amount of food…yum! It was so tasty and it reminded me of India and Nepal.
Suggestion of improvement: it would’ve been awesome if the queue to the food went past some of the stalls that were there because I didn’t have enough time to have a proper look at everything but then again I was rushing through it. It was such a relaxed vibe and well organised.
Ends: Monday, 21 July 2014