Reap working to feed the starving and cut waste
IT WAS a warmly welcomed full house at Reap fundraiser For the Love of Food.
Reap Coffs Harbour is a regional arm of OzHarvest, with local volunteers rescuing more than 26 tonnes of good food (that would otherwise go to landfill) since February last year.
The event, a food and wine night held at Cocoa cafe, was to raise funds for a refrigerated van so Reap volunteers can more efficiently go about the task of collecting surplus food and delivering it to charities and organisations in the area.
Local co-ordinator Julie Ferguson said 100 people came to Saturday night's event, where people tucked into a wide range of finger food such as curries, pizza and Thai noodles that were made with rescued ingredients.
"The night was very successful," Julie said, "We raised $9000 through ticket sales, merchandise, a silent auction and raffles."
"This means we are almost halfway to our goal of buying a van."
"I want to thank everyone for supporting Reap," she said.
Julie said she looks forward to having future fundraisers to raise the final amount needed for the refrigerated van.