Amy Cobb from OzHarvest
Amy Cobb from OzHarvest Contributed

OzHarvest in drive for new volunteers to help feed the needy

LEADING food rescue organisation OzHarvest is looking to expand its Toowoomba operation and is seeking help from local volunteers.

Founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn, who was noticing the huge volume of good food going to waste from the hospitality industry, OzHarvest now operates nationally, rescuing over 180 tonnes of food each week from over 3500 food donors including supermarkets, hotels, cafes and restaurants.

OzHarvest State Manager Amy Cobb will be in Toowoomba on Monday, November 11 to highlight the organisation's great work and detail the assistance required.

Amy has been invited by local health promotions and gardening charity Flourish PYO to speak to current and prospective volunteers wanting to assist in boosting the OzHarvest presence in Toowoomba and surrounds 3-5 days per week.

Amy studied in Toowoomba and her first job was at Picnic Point, so it is appropriate that this briefing is being held at the Picnic Point meeting room from 1.30-2.45pm, with Kenny Kristensen kindly agreeing to play host at Toowoomba's most iconic restaurant setting.

Oz Harvest is seeking volunteer drivers (car licence acceptable) and drivers' assistants to go out and rescue food from supermarkets and restaurants to redistribute to those in need.

Groups interested in distributing food are also welcome to attend.

Amy is also seeking a volunteer co-ordinator, so if co-ordinating others is your specialty, come along and meet the group.

Established in August 2016, OzHarvest Toowoomba is now collecting over 2000kg of food each month, and is proud to support local initiatives including Toowoomba Youth Services, Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre and Food Assist.

If you would like to attend the meeting on November 11, or want to register your interest in volunteering, RSVP to Anni Cramb on 0407774063 or annetc@westnet.com.au


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