Throughout the festive season the Adelaide Central Markets are a buzz with cheery Christmas shoppers picking up delicious, fresh produce to set upon their tables for the big day.
However, not everyone will get to have a Christmas feast and this Thursday, OzHarvest with the support of the Adelaide Central Market will launch the 2014 Tree of Goodness to put nutritious food on the tables of people in Adelaide that need it.
The Tree of Goodness is a festive yellow market stall of community nourishment and goodwill and a fun way for market-goers to share some ‘food love’ this season – decorating The Tree during the last Market trading days before Christmas.
State Manager of OzHarvest Hayley Everuss said the aim of the Tree of Goodness is to make it easy for market-goers to embrace their generous spirit and help to nourish their community this season.
“It’s a bit of fun and it’s also very visual, you can literally see the tree becoming more and more festive in response to community goodwill,” she said.
“Absolutely every dollar counts, every dollar donated means we can deliver two more meals for men, women and children in our community who are doing it tough.
“This year we are also selling Gingerbread Vans which guest at the launch can try their hand at decorating and for every van decorated we will donate the same number to our partner agencies along with their regular food delivery, just to share a little extra seasonal joy.”
The OzHarvest Tree of Goodness market stall will be located at the Gouger Street end of the Market from Thursday until Christmas Eve.
Market-goers can chat with volunteers in OzHarvest yellow, make a donation or purchase one of the items available which make fabulous Christmas gifts with a social impact.
Items available for purchase include the newly released OzHarvest Cookbook ‘Urban Harvest’ with recipes from 50 top Australian chefs, as well as OzHarvest Tea Towels and Gingerbread Vans similar to those decorated by guests as part of the launch.