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