Junction Fair Partners with Ozharvest Newcastle To Fight Food Waste
Here at Junction Fair we believe in supporting our community, including those in need. On the 30th of November, we teamed up with leading food rescue organisation, Ozharvest Newcastle to help eliminate hunger and food waste for our local and wider community.
Over two weekends, Ozharvest Newcastle volunteers spent their time at Junction Fair, encouraging shoppers to contribute to ‘The Goodness Tree’.
‘The Goodness Tree’ was a fun way for local shoppers to embrace their generous spirit by purchasing a Gift Sticker of Goodness and placing it on the Tree which was located outside 12RND Fitness.
Shoppers were able to choose their donation amount (from one of the below options) before adding their names to their sticker and placing it on the tree.
$5 Gift Tag of Goodness = 10 meals delivered to people in need
$10 Gift Tag of Goodness = 20 meals delivered to people in need
$20 Gift Tag of Goodness = 40 meals delivered to people in need
$60 Gift Tag of Goodness = 40 meals delivered to people in need
By the end of the second weekend, the response was beyond anything we had expected. ‘The Goodness Tree’ was filled with stickers and it was extremely heartwarming to see the generosity of our community.
Together, we raised $4,192, equating to over 8,529 meals which the team at Ozharvest Newcastle will deliver to those in need across Newcastle and the Hunter region.
To put it simply, we couldn’t be prouder of our centre locals as well as the hard working volunteers from Ozharvest Newcastle. We are proud as punch!
From everyone at Junction Fair and Ozharvest Newcastle, we thank you for your support and look forward to doing many more initiatives like this in the near future.
About Ozharvest Newcastle
OzHarvest Newcastle are an Australian leading food rescue organisation, who collect quality excess food from commercial outlets. They then deliver directly to more than 1,300 charities supporting people in-need across Australia.
For every $1 donated, OzHarvest Newcastle can deliver 2 meals to men, women and children who might otherwise go without this festive season.
For more information or to get involved, visit www.ozharvest.org