Waverley Private Hospital is soaring towards an impressive milestone - donating almost a tonne of food to Australia’s leading food rescue organization, Oz Harvest.
Waverley Private has been in partnership with Oz Harvest since July 2018 but had to pause the program during 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ramsay Health Care Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Carmel Monaghan, visited Waverley Private to help officially restart the hospital’s food donation program from February 2021.
Ms Monaghan said Oz Harvest’s values were aligned with the “Ramsay Cares” sustainability strategy, which includes a focus on looking after our communities.
“Oz Harvest saves surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to the charities that feed people in need. The food we donate through the hospital includes products that may have been presented to patients but were not wanted, so they are still sealed, safe and nutritious,” Ms Monaghan said.
“By donating to Oz Harvest we know the items are going to those who would otherwise struggle to access healthy and nutritious food.”
Food donated to Oz Harvest included yoghurt, cereal, and crackers plus unopened juice, milk and soft drinks.
Since 2018, Waverley Private has donated 919 kilograms of food, which is the equivalent of 2,757 meals.