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Qantas’ Unused Plane Food Is Being Delivered To The Needy

Qantas’ Unused Plane Food Is Being Delivered To The Needy

Qantas has partnered with Australia’s leading food rescue organisation OzHarvest, signing up as an ongoing donor to ensure their uneaten plane food can help those in need, with 35 tonnes of food being redistributed in the first year alone. Talk about true blue Aussie legends!

A team of Qantas and Food “ResQ” volunteers have developed processes to collect untouched food items from domestic flights, which is then picked up by OzHarvest vans and delivered to a range of charitable and community organisations like to underprivileged school children, drought-affected families, refugee centres, youth centres and more.

Every piece of food that can be rescued from a Qantas flight saves perfectly edible food from ending up in landfill, which not only protects the environment but helps make a positive difference to the lives of those in need.

This is a pretty incredible initiative considering one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted. Think Australians are much better? Wrong. For every five bags of shopping we buy, one gets wasted, which equates to every household throwing out $1,036 worth of groceries each year.

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If we consider that Australia produces enough food to feed approximately 60 million people, then Qantas and OxHarvest’s mission seems like a no brainer.

This awesome collaboration shows a major commitment towards the national target of reducing food waste in Australia by 50 per cent by 2025. If you’d like to help OzHarvest collect and distribute food by donating goods or your time, head to their website.

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