Congratulations to the Merlo team! In the true spirit of Christmas they will be joining OzHarvest and ‘Cooking for a Cause’ today from 6pm to 10pm.

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The baristas, management and Dean Merlo himself will be rolling up their sleeves and joining the OzHarvest team in industrial kitchens in South Brisbane to cook meals for those in need.

They plan to cook around 2000 meals in the four hours, so we wish them all the best in reaching that goal.

If you’re looking to support OzHarvest this Christmas too, check out this link for more info:

OzHarvest Brisbane began operations in September 2011 and is facilitated by Wesley Mission Brisbane. WMB is a community based not-for-profit organisation with many programs and services throughout QLD. WMB provides strong support and management resources toward the successful operations of OzHarvest Brisbane.

OzHarvest believes that good food should not go to waste. In fact, by distributing it to those in need, we turn excess food into a resource and save thousands of kilograms of food from being dumped as landfill each year. On average, every kilogram of food that OzHarvest rescues will avoid 2 kg of greenhouse (kg CO2-eq) emissions, and avoid the consumption of 143 litres of water.

Food is generously donated by those with excess. By distributing this food to various charities, we assist them to better and more efficiently address the underlying social problems in our society. With this support charities are able to redirect funding to programs assisting those who are disadvantaged or at risk. OzHarvest provides this service at no cost to food donors and recipients.

Our team of qualified and dedicated staff and volunteers are passionate about making a positive difference to the thousands of lives we touch.