15 Mar, 2017
Did you know that Australians throw out one out of every five shopping bags?
OzHarvest is passionate about minimising food waste and protecting our environment for future generations. Here’s why…Local food facts Australians throw out $8-10 billion of food every year. As a nation we waste four million tonnes per annum of food which ends up in landfill. Australians throw out one out of every five shopping bags, which equates to every Australian household throwing out $1,036 worth of groceries each year.  Australia produces enough food to feed approx. 60 million people, yet two million people still rely on food relief every year. Food relief agencies are not able to meet demand. Nearly 90% of agencies reported not having enough food to meet total demand. 6 in 10 agencies require at least 25% more food with almost 3 in 10 agencies requiring double the food. 
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