Project summaries: 2014 Organic Infrastructure - Stream 3

2014 Organics Infrastructure - Stream 3
OrganisationProject titleAmount $
OzHarvest Food rescue logistics equipment

29,853

OzHarvest Northern Sydney region food rescue expansion

61,364

SecondBite SecondBite fresh food rescue and redistribution expansion into the Illawarra region

56,745

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Winmalee community food cupboard 38,056

4 projects

TOTAL

$186,018

OzHarvest
Food rescue logistics equipment
$29,853

OzHarvest will purchase a forklift and shelving for the OzHarvest warehouse facility in Alexandria. The equipment will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of warehouse operations allowing approximately 115 additional tonnes per year of bulk foods to be diverted from landfill, processed through the warehouse and redistributed.

OzHarvest
Northern Sydney region food rescue expansion
$61,364

The purchase of a refrigerated vehicle will allow OzHarvest to substantially increase the amount of surplus food collected and redistributed to charitable agencies for people in need within the council regions of Mosman, Manly, Warringah, Pittwater, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai. Local food businesses including supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, markets and caterers will be engaged to donate their excess food, enabling more people to benefit from good food that would otherwise go to landfill. The project will divert approximately 139 tonnes per year of good quality food from landfill and deliver a further 400,000 meals to charities providing food to people in need.

SecondBite
SecondBite fresh food rescue and redistribution expansion into the Illawarra region
$56,745

SecondBite will purchase a refrigerated van and expand the rescue of surplus fresh food and its redistribution to vulnerable people and their families in the Illawarra region. SecondBite will be able to rescue an additional 2,885 kg per week of surplus fresh food that was going to landfill and provide an additional 300,000 meals per year.

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre
Winmalee community food cupboard
$38,056

This project will expand the collection and redistribution of food donation in the Blue Mountains and Nepean Local Government Areas through a partnership with a number of community groups. Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre will purchase a refrigerated vehicle and the storage infrastructure to safely carry, maintain and handle quality but perishable food recovered from local businesses.

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