How We're Reducing Food Waste
An important part of protecting the environment is minimising waste. Since 2017, 100% of our stores have been linked to one or more local food rescue partners. We’re proud to say that in 2017 alone we donated over 3500 tons of quality surplus food. That’s more than the weight of 1,000 elephants! Not only does this food avoid going to waste, but it also makes a positive contribution to helping some of the most vulnerable families in Australia who are faced with food insecurity.
We believe no family should go hungry, yet in the last year alone over 3.5m Australians – or 15% of the population – have experienced uncertainty around where their next meal is coming from. Almost half of all Australians facing food poverty are employed, and 40% of these households contain dependent children.
We are honoured to work with our amazing partners at Foodbank, OzHarvest, and SecondBite nationally, and with countless charities and community groups locally, to help us get any quality surplus food from our stores and distribution centres to the people who need it most. These incredible volunteers from our rescue partners collect food daily to ensure as little as possible goes to waste.
To learn more about some of our awesome food rescue partners, please visit their websites below: