Turning rescued food into goodness

Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, and their valued clients cooked up a storm recently to deliver goodness to people in need.

Taking part in a Cooking for a Cause event at food rescue charity OzHarvest, the budding chefs used rescued ingredients from Woolworths, Harris Farm and herbs from the OzHarvest garden to produce Gozleme, Falafel, Red Lentil Kofta, Freeka Salad, Chicken Tagine and Potato Curry. They even made their own Turkish Bread!

The result was over 250 delicious and nutritious meals that were delivered to the Street University in Liverpool, which supports disadvantaged youth in the local area.

“It was a fabulous experience and I feel very fortunate to have been able to contribute,” said Renee Smith, HR Business Partner at Suncorp. Other Frazer Jones clients included; AMP, Gen Re, Perpeutal and Russell Investments.

As a nation we waste four million tonnes of food each year which ends up in landfill, yet two million people still rely on food relief every year and food relief agencies are not able to meet demand.

Founded in November 2004, OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 600 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across the country.

“The SR Group has an active involvement in charitable giving, organising a number of long-running, annual charity events that are becoming ‘dates in the diary’ for clients and colleagues, as well as smaller events, like Cooking for a Cause, throughout the year,” said Danny Moore, Associate Director of Frazer Jones.

“It has been an especially busy and rewarding year for The SR Group in Australia and we hope to increase our charitable contributions to OzHarvest year on year,” he concluded.

To find out more about the work of OzHarvest, or to learn how you can get involved, visit www.ozharvest.org