OzHarvest Market is the first rescued food supermarket. (Video)

Categories: Food, Green, Inspiration

The OzHarvest Market is Australia’s first ever rescued food supermarket, stocked with produce that has either been donated or would otherwise go to waste, but is perfectly edible. Based on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ philosophy, our purpose is to make rescued food available to everyone, especially those who need it most.

The OzHarvest Market is a pop up marketplace, which is part of The Addison Project, TOGA andQualitas’ youth shelter housing project at The Addison Hotel on Anzac Parade inKensington, Sydney. It opened on April 19th and will remain open for as long as the site is available.

IT’S the simple idea that solves two problems.

How to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste everyday and the pressure on people to pay for basic essentials.

This new take on the supermarket thinks it has the answer. It allows shoppers to buy what they need and pay whatever they feel like.

OzHarvest has just opened the doors on its feel-good minimart at Kensington in Sydney’s east and it’s open to everyone.

Lining the shelves are food and basic essentials donated by the major supermarkets, airlines and other big businesses — minus the price tags.

Everything is “within date”, the not-for-profit’s founder and chief executiveRonniKahn said when news.com.au visited for a sneak peak on Wednesday.

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