REAP TO THE RESCUE: Reap Coffs Harbour co-ordinator Julie Ferguson, with Cocoa barista and waitress Emma James and Reap volunteer Adam Walters. Gemima Harvey
REAP TO THE RESCUE: Reap Coffs Harbour co-ordinator Julie Ferguson, with Cocoa barista and waitress Emma James and Reap volunteer Adam Walters. Gemima Harvey

Fine food for a cause

WOULD you like to support a local organisation that's doing great work in the community while dining on delicious food?

For the Love of Food is a fundraiser event for Reap Coffs Harbour, a group of volunteers that rescues quality excess food from supermarkets, restaurants and markets and delivers it to more than 30 charities and organisations around town.

Since starting up in February 2014, Reap Coffs Harbour (a regional arm of OzHarvest) has rescued more than 26 tonnes of food.

Local co-ordinator Julie Ferguson is calling on the community to play a part in the food rescue mission by getting behind the event, which will involve all the ingredients for an enjoyable evening - food, wine and entertainment.

Money raised from the night will go toward a refrigerated van.

"A refrigerated van will allow Reap to broaden its collection of food to meat and dairy, helping ensure that disadvantaged people we deliver food to get a balanced diet.

"Having a van will make our rescue efforts easier and more efficient."

Julie says the evening's menu of canapés will incorporate surplus ingredients, collected by Reap, demonstrating the quality of rescued food.

Speakers include Alan Baker from Woolworths, national co-ordinator of Reap, Kate Kutty and Happy Frog's Kim Towner.

Kate Jones, a local conservatorium student, will be performing.

For the Love of Food will be held at Cocoa Cafe and Restaurant (Harbour Dr) on June 27 at 7pm.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Cocoa by calling Julie on 0421 430 175 or by visiting the event's Facebook page



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