On Monday 29 July, the Office of Sustainability at the University of Adelaide teamed up with  OzHarvest Food Rescue to feed more than 500 members of the general public and University community with food made from rescued surplus ingredients from local markets that would otherwise have been wasted. “Feeding 500” was one of three national events held simultaneously, to draw attention to how easy it is to reduce the unimaginable levels of food waste in Australia.

The University has been partnering with OzHarvest since 2012, donating excess food from its campus eateries and the National Wine Centre. The food is redistributed to the homeless, refugees, low income families and various shelters around Adelaide. To date, the University’s total contribution to OzHarvest is 5,786kg –  the equivalent of providing disadvantaged South Australians with 19,284 meals!

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Left: OzHarvest event “Feeding 500” at the University of Adelaide
Right: Phillipa Schliebs (Environmental Projects Officer, Office of Sustainability) and Hayley Everuss (State Manager, OzHarvest Adelaide)