We believe no one should be without a safe and secure place to call home. We work to support people who are homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness in Australia.

Homelessness is complex, with each person having a different journey into homelessness. Homelessness is often the end point to a series of life events, and the people who are homeless are not who you may think. Close to half the homeless are female-many with young children and nearly half of all homeless are under the age of 25. Domestic/family violence and a lack of affordable housing are the biggest contributors to homelessness. Other major contributors are poor mental health, family breakdown, debt, poverty, lease expiry, violence and abuse, chronic gambling and substance addiction, leaving state care or leaving prison. It is national disgrace that Australia is not taking more action to end homelessness.



OzHarvest now operates nationally, rescuing over 100 tonnes of food each week from over 3,000 food donors including supermarkets, hotels, airports, wholesalers, farmers, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms. Education is crucial to our business to help enable positive change for vulnerable people. Check out OzHarvest’s education programs, NEST and Nourish.

OzHarvest recently opened Australia’s first rescued food supermarket-the OzHarvest Market in Sydney, based on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ philosophy. And look out for  there, brand new OzHarvest Food Truck available for corporate, community and private functions and helping feed communities in need in Sydney.