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Vision Australia Radio welcomes partnership with Oz Harvest

20 February 2019

Vision Australia Radio welcomes a new partnership with one of our nations favourite charities. OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1300 charities supporting people in need across the country.

This new partnership with Vision Australia Radio will see our radio network promoting the initiatives and services of OzHarvest across the year by means of promotional support through community service announcements, interviews on our various specialist programs and utilizing our online presence to let our audience know of the good work that’s being done by the organisation and in some cases how they can also support a good cause. In return, OzHarvest will be supporting our hundreds of volunteers who will benefit from nourishing snacks, at various events across the coming year, enabling them to do their very best and support our audience and our supporters who rely on the information and services we provide.   

National Audio Business Development Consultant for Vision Australia, Jason Gipps said “We are appreciative of the level of support OzHarvest is willing to provide for the year ahead. This new partnership has grown from the food rescue organisation supporting 150 of our volunteers at the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight event in 2018 and we are pleased that we are going to work together to support each other across the next 12 months, hopefully even longer”.

Founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn, after noticing the huge volume of good food going to waste from the hospitality industry, she decided there had to be a better way.  Starting in Sydney with one van – the first of many donations from Goodman+ Foundation – she delivered 4,000 meals in the first month. OzHarvest now operates nationally, rescuing over 180 tonnes of food each week from over 3,500 food donors including supermarkets, hotels, airports, wholesalers, farmers, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.

Vision Australia Radio will be welcoming new partnerships across the year that are of mutual benefit and that will better the lives of the blind and low-vision community we represent and of course the volunteers of our radio network that make it possible to provide a service to our 700,000+ listeners per month across the country.

You can find out more about OzHarvest by clicking on this link: or donating to their organisation to support the good work they do: