Pick up a copy of this week’s City Hub paper in Sydney to read about how Inner West businesses are coming onboard with a new Addison Road Community Centre Organisation initiative – the WOW Food! Inner West project.
Thanks to Addi Road, its Food Pantry and associated outreach programs, local businesses are being given the means to divert food waste from landfill to help local people experiencing food insecurity.
As City Hub explains:
According to the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville food security is becoming an increasingly important issue within Sydney as more and more people begin to struggle economically. In order to combat the food security problem, the War On Waste Food (WOW Food) project has been established. The program aims to reduce the amount of quality, usable food being sent to landfill and thus alleviate some of the food security pain being felt by the most in need members of our community.
The program has three major components;
- Collaborate with local businesses to understand and overcome barriers relating to food donation.
- Encourage local businesses, particularly wholesalers and retailers, to donate surplus stock so that it can be distributed to those in need.
- Establish the Inner West Food Rescue Alliance to together local groups and not for profits who are supporting local individuals and families who are struggling.
Read more about Addison Road Community Centre Organisation’s WoW campaign in City Hub’s story on us here.
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