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Sydney Royal teams up with OzHarvest to give back to local charities

Posted on : 14 September 2018

At a time when drought has meant a greater focus on the value of Australian produce, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s (RAS) Fine Food Committee has linked with food rescue organisation OzHarvest, to ensure surplus product from the annual Spring Fine Food Show is directed to where it’s needed most.

In coming days, charities across Sydney could be receiving Sydney Royal Gold Medal winning Wagyu beef or delicious Champion level pork just judged as part of the Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show.

The annual Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show hosts a variety of leading national produce competitions over a two-week period, allowing primary producers to showcase their products.

RAS Councillor and Steward in Chief for Branded Meat, Stuart Davies has acknowledged the fitting nature of Sydney Royal’s partnership with OzHarvest;

“Donating to OzHarvest is important because the very nature of what we do at the RAS is to give back,” Stuart Davies says.

“After judging such outstanding Australian produce it is only fair it goes to people who will appreciate it.”

OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting excess food and delivering it to over 1,300 charities across the country.

OzHarvest NSW State Manager, Richard Watson says building relationships with organisations such as the RAS is beneficial to OzHarvest and the charities they support; 

“At OzHarvest we are committed to stopping good food from going to waste and instead getting it to people in need,” Mr Watson said.

We are working hard to supply a wide range of fresh food that is often harder to access.

“Thanks to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, we have rescued over 500 kilos of fresh and quality meat produce this week alone, including sausages, legs of ham, salami and delicious pate, helping to provide over 1,500 meals to vulnerable people,” he said.

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