Australian food rescue organization OzHarvest has teamed up with airlines at Brisbane Airport to capture and donate uneaten, edible wasted food, such as sandwiches, cereal, bananas, apples, muesli bars and baked goods.
Currently, about 160 tons of food is rescued from the organization’s airline partners, which equates to approximately 480,000 meals.
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Australian food rescue organization OzHarvest has delivered more than 59 million meals to people in need since it begun, in addition to diverting more than 19,000 tons of food from ending up as landfill and waste. Recently, OzHarvest in Brisbane started working with airlines, collecting uneaten sandwiches, apples, muesli bars, and biscuits. This initiative has collected between 200 and 400 kilograms (440 to 880 pounds) each day at Brisbane Airport. Food Tank recently had the opportunity to interview Ronni Kahn, founder and director of OzHarvest, about this new initiative.