Food services provider Compass Group Australia has joined forces with OzHarvest to cut down on food waste.
The partnership sees Compass become the first and major national food service donor for the food rescue organisation.
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Compass Group Australia Managing Director Shelley Roberts said the group purchases around 50,000 tonnes of fresh food every year.
“By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help our clients save money, help those in the community who are in need, and conserve valuable agricultural resources for future generations,” she said.
The Federal Government placed the issue of food waste on the national agenda at a recent Food Waste Summit.
OzHarvest Founder and CEO Ronni Kahn said fighting food waste requires collective action and working with national organisations like Compass is key to influencing change.
“We are proud Compass Group has come on board as a national food service donor, sharing our vision for a world with zero waste and free of hunger,” he said.
“In addition to donating surplus food, Compass has committed to providing funding that will help us provide 200,000 meals per year.”