OzHarvest began in Sydney in 2004 by the amazing Ronni Khan.
In 2009, Neil Slater heard Ronni speak about the project and thought we should have a division of OzHarvest in The Hunter Region, opening for distribution in February 2010. I seconded successful business owner and environmental lawyer, Leonie Young, from The Essential Ingredient to work out the details. Even as a busy mother of six, she can be counted on to get the job done.
We have grown and moved over the years, starting at The Soul Café, then moving on to The Essential Ingredient, and finally to donated premises at Saddington’s at Hamilton.
We would like to thank our many sponsors and volunteers without of whom 1,000,000 kgs of food would have gone to landfill and 3,000,000 would have never been delivered. These are just the numbers for here in The Hunter Region since we started in 2010.