Charity Food Harvest

Charity Food Harvest

Year 11s help feed the disadvantaged

Harvesting Food for Charity

- CedarNews Term 4, Week 2

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The Year 11 Food & Hospitality students were challenged at the end of Term 3 to produce a range of “meals to go” by using otherwise left-over ingredients.

The challenge was issued by Haylee Everuss from OzHarvest, a food rescue organisation that collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it directly to more than 1000 charities supporting people in need, across the country.

The Year 11s were given two boxes of fresh produce, including capsicum, onion, spring onion, carrots, fennel, celery, zucchini, cauliflower, as well as excess ingredients in the Home Economics’ fridges, freezers and pantry. After brainstorming what they could make out of the ingredients available, the students produced butter chicken & vegetables, minestrone, carrot and date cake, zucchini and vegetable quiche and vegetable meatballs with Swedish sauce.

Altogether, 70 litres of food was produced and delivered to OzHarvest, to be used in soup kitchens around Adelaide. The combined efforts of the Home Economics students last term produced around 400 litres of food, which was cooked and donated to local community groups that support the disadvantaged in our city.