OzHarvest is a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded. This excess food is distributed to charities supporting the vulnerable in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and Adelaide. OzHarvest was founded in Sydney, November 2004. They began with one van and delivered 4,000 meals in their first month of operations. Currently in Sydney OzHarvest delivers hundreds of thousands of meals per month with a fleet of 8 vehicles. Australia wide OzHarvest delivers 333,000 meals per month with a fleet of vans.
OzHarvest believes that good food should not go to waste. In fact, by distributing it to those in need, they turn excess food into a resource and save thousands of kilograms of food from being dumped as landfill each year. On average, every kilogram of food that OzHarvest rescues will avoid 2 kg of greenhouse (kg CO2-eq) emissions, and avoid the consumption of 143 litres of water.
The FMStudio supported OzHarvest by providing FileMaker hosting, support & maintenance and development services of their office Food & Financial Donations Management System.