Feeding the hungry

Three primary beneficiaries, which reach across five vast territories, were selected by Aspen Australia for their Mandela Day activities.

Aspen teams from New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia all contributed to the incredible efforts of Ozharvest, Australia’s first perishable food rescue organisation. Ozharvest collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it at no charge to 600 charities who provide much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children. Aspen employees took to the kitchen and had a great time preparing a variety of meals to feed hundreds of individuals across Australia.

The team from New South Wales also supported the Salvation Army that works within the inner city of Sydney. They provide a variety of programs and services to some of the poorest, disadvantaged and marginalised people of Sydney. Employees assisted by serving food, stocking grocery shelves, sorting their product donations and helping out with general maintenance of the centre.

FareShare in Victoria has previously been supported by Aspen, and the team was once again at their facilities prepare 2000 meals which were delivered to charities across Melbourne. Like Ozharvest, FareShare also collects surplus quality food from supermarkets, farmers and other businesses and delivers nutritious meals to Victorian charities such as soup vans, homeless shelters, food banks and school breakfast programs.