Leon Bignell MP
Minister for Tourism
OzHarvest SA has been appointed as the official charity for the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
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.
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.
Quotes attributable to Tourism Minister Leon Bignell:
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.
Since 1999, Clipsal 500 Adelaide has supported 16 SA charities, helping to raise money for kids, medical research, the underprivileged and much more.
Quotes attributable to OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn:
We’re very grateful and excited to have the support of Australia’s largest ticketed domestic motorsport event, which like OzHarvest is an integral part of the community in South Australia.
The partnership provides great exposure for OzHarvest SA and allows us to raise much needed funds so that we can continue to rescue and deliver food, and grow our education and engagement programs that help disadvantaged young people.
For every $1 amount donated through the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide charity partnership, OzHarvest SA will deliver two meals to South Australians in need.