OzHarvest WA’s new vehicle a gift from Claremont couple Debbie and John Schaffer


OzHarvest operations manager Candis Fraser.
OzHarvest operations manager Candis Fraser.

OZHARVEST WA has added a new vehicle to its fleet, thanks to the generosity of Claremont couple Debbie and John Schaffer.

Late last year, the Schaffer family decided that instead of buying each other birthday presents they would buy gifts that would keep giving.

The refrigerated van has a storage area, which can be packed with food containers to help in the redistribution of the quality surplus produce that OzHarvest collects daily.

WA State Manager Jennifer Keen said as the awareness of their operations in WA increased, the demand for their service from both a donor and recipient perspective continued to grow significantly.

“The additional vehicle will allow OzHarvest to expand its operations into the Midland area, south-eastern corridor around Armadale and provide additional services in the Peel region,” Ms Keen said.

OzHarvest WA currently collects about 20,000 kg of quality surplus food a month and delivers to 70 charitable agencies.