Montefiore Supports OzHarvest

September 30, 2016 by Natalie Shymko
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Surplus food from Sydney’s Montefiore Home’s Jazz in the Grounds event was collected by OzHarvest food rescue charity on Sunday to provide much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney.

Ian Tice and Peter Israelski

Ian Tice and OzHarvest’s Peter Israelski

Montefiore’s relationship with OzHarvest has been ongoing over the past 5 years. After large events such as Passover, the fete and Jazz in the Grounds, Montefiore donates surplus food that cannot be used immediately. Montefiore’s Group Executive Chef, Ian Tice says, “We like to donate any excess food after a major function and have it rescued for a good cause to benefit the wider community. The Home does not like to waste food.”

“OzHarvest have strict food safety rules, so the types of food we can only give are freshly made and not used, kept refrigerated or are packaged. A classic example would be matzo meal, breakfast cereals, crackers and freshly made pies, not baked. After Jazz in the Grounds, OzHarvest clients would have been able to enjoy our beef pies, shepherd pies and freshly prepared salads. It makes me feel really good that food like this will not be wasted and will help those who are disadvantaged and that for some a warm meal is not always guaranteed,” added Ian.

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