Sodexo donates 192kg of food to OzHarvest

Sodexo donates 192kg of food to OzHarvest

10 August 2017

Sodexo recently donated 192kg of food from sites to food rescue organisation OzHarvest, which equates to 576 meals for those in need.

Food waste is a common occurrence in the food service industry but we are aiming to reduce it with greater operational efficiency, planning and smarter procurement; however, sometimes there is no way to avoid it.  Healthcare Operations Manager Paul Dimock recently saw an opportunity to prevent perfectly good food from going to waste, and contacted OzHarvest to arrange a donation.

The collection of dry foods, fruit & vegetables and perishables donated from Sodexo sites went to multiple locations around Melbourne that support and provide safe housing to victims of domestic violence.

Fighting hunger and reducing waste are two of the three components of our Better Tomorrow 2025 approach to corporate responsibility, along with gender equality. Managing food waste for sustainability and diverting food waste from landfills also cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions.

We are continuously looking to increase our efforts with waste reduction and food rescue, and the contribution to OzHarvest demonstrates our ongoing commitment to a Better Tomorrow, which is a shared focus for our long-term future.

OzHarvest collects quality excess food from all types of different commercial outlets and delivers it to more than 900 charities across Australia. They are the only food rescue organisation in Australia collecting surplus food from all types of food providers – including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.

Since its inception in 2004, OzHarvest has delivered 66 million meals to those in need, saving 22,000 tonnes of excess food. In April this year, they opened Australia’s first rescued-food supermarket.

Click here to find out how to get involved with OzHarvest.