2017 Official Charity - OzHarvest
OzHarvest SA has been appointed as the official charity for the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
"The State Government is delighted OzHarvest is the partner for Clipsal 500 Adelaide. The Clipsal 500 Adelaide is the most successful V8 supercar race in Australia, with this year’s event recording its highest economic impact ever of $65.6 million" Tourism Minister Leon Bignell
The not-for-profit organisation delivers food to about 27,000 disadvantaged families, young people, children and adults every month. Using four vehicles, OzHarvest collects 45 tonnes of food from 128 food donors across Adelaide and then delivers it - free of charge – to 115 charities.
"For every $1 amount donated through the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide charity partnership, OzHarvest SA will deliver two meals to South Australians in need." OzHarvest CEO, Ronni Kahn
Since beginning in Adelaide in 2011, OzHarvest has redistributed almost 1.6 million kilograms of food. As well as reclaiming quality food, OzHarvest has created two education programs - NEST and NOURISH.
NOURISH is pathway to employment course, aimed at vulnerable young people. Their pilot program will see seven students graduate with a Certificate II in Hospitality. Their other program, NEST has worked with more than 400 people across Adelaide teaching healthier eating and food preparation skills.
Since OzHarvest began in Adelaide in 2011, they've rescued almost 1.6 million kgs of food that would have otherwise gone to landfill. Not only providing close to 5 million* meals across Adelaide to those in need but also saving 2.6 million kg equivalent of CO2 from the atmosphere as well as saving 229 million litres of water from being wasted.
*We estimate we will reach 5 million meals sometime in July, which is a huge milestone!
If you would like to support OzHarvest now, visit their website to provide a donation.
If you are interested in volunteering with OzHarvest at the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide, please contact Carolyn Eggart, email@example.com or 08 700 700 80.
OzHarvest presents CookUp500
CookUp500 is the major fundraiser for OaHarvestSA as part of their Clipsal 500 Adelaide Official Charity partnership and is set to be a night of fun, food and adrenaline!
Guests will have the opportunity to cook alongside chefs and personalities Simon Bryant, Tze Khaw, Duncan Welgemoed, Rosa Matto, Jessie Spiby, Chris Jarmer, Bree May/Dougal McFuzzlebutt, Dennis Leslie, Callum Hann/Themis Chryssidis and Daniel Fleming as they help create 500 meals for Australians in need using beautiful South Australian products from Saskia Beer Farm Produce, Hither & Yon, dirt(y) and Woodside Cheese Wrights.
There are other great activities and entertainment on offer including the chance to race against some of the Supercar drivers on scalextrics and the chance to win unique food and racing experiences!
With all of this and more to come it’s set to be an amazing and unique event. One not to be missed!
Visit the OzHarvestSA website for more information and book your seat today!