The Great Food Rescue Race is returning to Adelaide for its third year. The unique, fast-paced race run by OzHarvest SA takes place across the CBD on Friday, November 3, from 2pm and helps provide meals for people in need.
Teams of five will compete against each other in a series of cooking, nutrition and food rescue challenges at iconic Adelaide landmarks including a start/finish at Victoria Square plus the Adelaide Central Market, COAL Cellar + Grill, Botanic Gardens and National Wine Centre.
This year’s Great Food Rescue Race – which raises much-needed funds for Australia’s leading food rescue organisation OzHarvest – will also feature race stations at Rundle Mall and sponsorship from Carbon Neutral Adelaide for the first time.
OzHarvest’s Tim James said the event is the organisation’s flagship fundraiser in South Australia and is supported by some of Adelaide’s top chefs and food identities.
“The collective goal is to raise $100,000, which will help provide 200,000 meals for vulnerable people in our local community,” said Tim. “The combination of fundraising and the race sparks healthy competition amongst the teams and their supporting businesses.
“We’ve added a new element to the race this year at Rundle Mall, where the public can get involved by making a donation to OzHarvest in exchange for a wonderful banana smoothie made from rescued produce.”
The Great Food Rescue Race is supported by Major Sponsor Carbon Neutral Adelaide, which is a joint vision by the State Government and City of Adelaide to make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city.
Minister for Climate Change Ian Hunter said reducing waste is one of the key pathways to help reduce emissions and achieve a Carbon Neutral Adelaide.
“South Australia is well known for leading waste reduction and recycling and we want to continue this leadership by working with businesses, residents and workers to cut our emissions from food waste,” said Mr Hunter.
“Organisations like OzHarvest are key players in helping our state continue its great leadership in waste management, and our world reputation for managing climate change. Their shared vision and dedication to reducing food waste is a great fit with Carbon Neutral Adelaide.”
Many local businesses and community groups have already signed up – including KESAB Environmental Solutions, The Salopian Inn, Hoshizaki Lancer and the University of Adelaide. Other supporting sponsors include Eat Local SA, The University of Adelaide and Woolworths and AV Sponsor Haycom.
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