Local food rescue organisation OzHarvest has received an $88,482 State Government grant for the OzHarvest NSW Regional Food Rescue Expansion, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said.
The government’s Organic Infrastructure grants program supports waste operators to help manage organic waste sustainably.
This grant will help OzHarvest, which does tremendous work on the Coffs Coast, with provision of a food rescue van, scales, fridge, freezer and collection trolleys.
“Through the Organics Infrastructure grants, the NSW Government is working with councils and businesses to tackle organic and food waste at a community level,” Mr Fraser said.
These grants support new infrastructure to improve waste facilities, increase processing capacity and fund new equipment, like refrigerated vans and freezers, to enable food relief agencies to collect more donated food.
The OzHarvest NSW Regional Food Rescue Expansion was one of 15 projects to share more than $5 million under this round of funding.
“These projects together will increase NSW’s organics waste processing capacity by more than 83,700 tonnes, ensuring less food and garden waste ends up in landfill,” Mr Fraser said.
For more information, visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/OrganicsInf.htm