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Who We Are

HIDDEN HARVEST IS A VOLUNTEER-FUELED, NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION BASED IN THE ILLAWARRA REGION.

Together with an amazing team of over 20 passionate volunteers, we combat climate change by upskilling communities with the tools and forks to tackle food waste and serve up a more sustainable future.

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OUR TOOLS & FORKS

Food waste reduction requires an ongoing conversation with the community about our wasteful relationship with food.

We expand on this conversation and spark discussions through interactive events that are catered with rescued food from local farmers, wholesalers and markets.

These events follow our Behaviour Change Model (outlined below) and provide our community with an opportunity to see, feel and taste how delicious a sustainable food future can be.

 

OUR WORK CONTRIBUTES TO ACHIEVING THE UNITED NATIONS’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

 

Specifically goal 13 – Climate action and target 12.3, which calls for food waste to be halved by 2030.

Hidden Harvest - Workshop

OUR CORE INGREDIENTS

Fuelled By Volunteers
Direct Environmental Impact
Active Social Empowerment

THE START OF OUR FOOD WASTE JOURNEY

When Berbel Franse left Australia to work in Ghana, West Africa, she witnessed large amounts of food being wasted prior to it arriving at market due to a lack of logistics infrastructure.

 

In a country where a large percentage of the population are malnourished, once food did reach the Ghanaian market place nothing was left to waste. Upon returning to Australia, Berbel realised that despite capable logistics infrastructure, Australian consumers waste roughly the same amount of food!

 

This realisation inspired Berbel to found Hidden Harvest in 2015 as a volunteer-fueled organisation, celebrating the opportunity we have as a community to combat climate change through food behaviour.

OUR PARTNERS & CONTRIBUTORS

Bakers Delight-Partner
NSW Environmental Trust - Partner
Flame Tree Co-op - Partner
Headspace - Partner
Healthy Cities Illawarra - Partner
Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation - Partner
Kiama Municipal Council - Partner
Love Food Hate Waste - Partner
We Luv Fruit - Partner
Rita's Farm - Partner
Rumpus - Partner
Scarf Refugee Support - Partners
Strawberry Boogie - Partner
Yours Owls - Partner
UOW - Partner
The Source Bulk Foods - Partner