On a sunny Friday afternoon, Glam Adelaide got out of the office to compete in The Great Food Rescue Race, organised by Santos and OzHarvest. Excited at the prospect to spend some time in the sunshine to support people in need, we jumped at the opportunity. We started to worry about what we had signed up for when one of our fellow teammates arrived in running gear and a backpack with supplies… Oh dear! This was a real race!
So this race saw registered teams race all over the city to help OzHarvest rescue and deliver more nutritious food to Adelaide’s vulnerable. We competed in challenges at every stop, supported by lots of local identities including Bree May, Saskia Beer and Andre Ursini from Andre’s Cucina. We even got to try some of their tasty foods along the way. A syrupy polenta cake from Andre’s was a favourite in the middle of our race, giving us the boost of energy we needed to get to another corner of the city! Our food knowledge was tested (the Media team rocked this one), we wrote recipes and prepared food. We also learnt stacks of facts about the great work of amazing organisations like OzHarvest, Common Ground and St Luke’s Church that offer a helping hand to those vulnerable to poverty and homelessness.
Now we write, yes, but running… Well we generally don’t do that. Ever. So we made friends with the Ecocaddy drivers who helped us out on our journey. We jumped on board and got some sweet relief as we were transported from one challenge to the other.
We didn’t win, but we didn’t come last. We were rewarded at the finishing line with presentations, light food by Andre’s Cucina and Saskia Beer Farm Produce, Hither & Yon wines and beer by Barossa Valley Brewing. All in all it was a great afternoon out for a fantastic cause.
For the next few days, anyone can donate to the cause by visiting www.greatfoodrescuerace.com.au to support a team. Every $1 donated means that OzHarvest can deliver the equivalent of two meals to people that need them.
For more information about the amazing work that OzHarvest do, check out their website.