RFS Donated Food

P281013_1713Earth Recovery Australia is currently working with the RFS to distribute food donated for the recent fires through its Blue Mountains Food Rescue Project. There has been an oversupply of donations.

We currently have approximately 17 pallet loads of excess food that we are distributing to members of our community who are experiencing disadvantage or homelessness. It is all non perishable with “best before” or “use by” dates ranging from 2 -12 months in the future.

We will be holding several “open days” at the RFS headquarters in Katoomba where community organisations and groups can come and collect.

Our Blue Mountains Food Rescue Project has distributed over $10,000 worth of rescued food in the form of food parcels in the last 7 months.

Contact us for more information about collection days.

Thank you Aldi

aldi-logoWe are particularly appreciative of the wonderful support provided by Aldi Katoomba.

They regularly supply significant quantities of free groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables to our Community Lunch on Sundays.

A fabulous community spirited company with great friendly staff!

Winter Magic Food Rescue

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We are proud to announce that we will be rescuing food as part of the Winter Magic Sustainability Initiative this year.

The Sustainability Team have introduced recycling for the first time at this iconic Blue Mountains festival.

For more information see our Food Rescue page.

 

I’m Shouting!

Soul Kitchen Volunteers

If you would like to shout lunch for a community member who may be homeless, financially disadvantaged and/or isolated…please donate to the Community Kitchen. The Kitchen runs a Sunday lunch in Katoomba and are desperately in need of funds…so go on, let’s do lunch…your shout!

Just a few dollars will mean that there will be someone next Sunday afternoon who won’t be hungry.

You can deposit funds to our Katoomba Bendigo Bank Account: Number 146616966, BSB: 633-000, Account Name: Earth Recovery Australia Limited. Use your phone number as the transaction reference. Thank you!

This photo of our wonderful volunteers thanks to Peter Lane.

Earth Recovery developing web site for Western Sydney education centre

DSC_0074We are currently developing a free web site for the African Australian Education Centre in Western Sydney which helps children of refugees to catch up with their education.

We have been able to provide a volunteer photographer and web designer and the web site is getting close to completion. Have a look at www.africanaustralianeducation.com

It’s not finished yet but starting to look great!

The Education Centre is looking for volunteers. If you have a teaching, music or arts background please let us know and we will direct you to the right person.

Community Kitchen – a great success!

DSC_0880 The Blue Mountains Community Kitchen has been operating over the holiday period serving 70 lunches created by our wonderful chef, Steve.  The Soul Kitchen has just completed the third week of a six week trial.We have been able to feed and help people over the holiday period thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers. See our Community Kitchen page for more information.

Food Rescue Forum

Guest speaker, Melanie Poswell from Oz HarvestThank you to Melanie Poswell from Oz Harvest for being our guest speaker.  Thank you also, to all the businesses and community services representatives that attended the  Food Rescue Forum hosted by Blue Mountains City Council and Earth Recovery Australia.

Please contact us if you would like to be involved.