(AUSTRALIA)

A new supermarket has opened in Sydney with a simple message: ‘take what you need, give if you can’.

The OzHarvest Market aims to help people in need and reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfill. According to the United Nations around “one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted” so innovative initiatives like this are hugely important.

OzHarvest CEO and Founder Ronni Kahn said: “The OzHarvest Market is our latest innovation to tackle food waste and eliminate hunger. It supports OzHarvest’s purpose to nourish our country, by making sure good food does not go to waste and is available to everyone.”

She added “If times are tough and you’re in need of food or other goods, you can take what you need, if you can give something, then please do, it could even be your time or skills.”