Food Rescue – Responding to the Global Pandemic and Beyond
Kat Heinrich
6 May 2021

Webinar streamed live on 26th February, 2021. 

Globally, one-third of food is wasted or lost. Meanwhile, many people face food insecurity and cannot access affordable, nutritious food. Food rescue charities help bridge this divide. They rescue uneaten food from businesses (like cafes and restaurants) and provide it to those in need, delivering economic, environmental and social benefits.

Join us to hear from Beth Fitzpatrick about OzHarvest’s food rescue activities in Australia. Beth shares insights into barriers and success factors for running a food relief charity. She describes the additional challenges brought about by COVID-19 and how OzHarvest has responded to the pandemic and met increased community demand for food relief. Beth also shares insights into the future of food rescue – touching on the role that technology and innovations can play.


“The most important thing is consistency and building relationships that are long-lasting”

– Bethany Fitzpatrick –

Bethany Fitzpatrick

National Operations Lead, OzHarvest

Beth’s career has evolved from producing large-scale events to leading operations with Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest. Her current role as National Operations Lead involves managing the strategic direction and logistics for food relief, food rescue and food-related innovation projects. Beth works across the organisation and with multiple stakeholders to improve operational efficiencies and maximise OzHarvest’s impact reducing food waste and feeding vulnerable communities. Beth previously worked as OzHarvest’s National Events Manager and with the City of Parramatta as Events Producer. She has a passion for making a difference and is motivated by creating a more sustainable world; and is currently undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact with the Centre for Social Impact and holds a Master of Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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