ROWF | Collecting 'odd bunch' fruit and vegetables to provide food to those who need it most

Project Team:

Paige Davis , Audrey Hayes , Nylah Kovacs , Semony Feierra , Bella Fielder and Lacey Cottrell


New Idea

Social Purpose

Zero Hunger

What is the problem you found?

Every year huge amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables are going to waste because they don't meet strict supermarket standards. At the same time, the rate of Australians living under the poverty line with limited access to nutritious meals is increasing by 3.7% each year. 

What is your opportunity?

How might we reduce fruit and vegetable waste while also helping those who don't have access to fulfilling meals?

Who is your audience?

People who are living below the poverty line, particularly those experiencing homelessness or who are living in Government Housing who do not have easy access to affordable, fresh and healthy food.

What Is Your Solution?

Collecting ‘odd’ fruit and vegetables from farmers who would normally throw them out when they don't meet supermarkets standards. Then using a volunteer-based workforce we distribute crates of food and veggies with a recipe inside to homeless shelters and people in government housing so that they have access to fresh, nutritious ingredients.

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Environmental Impact Challenge

Challenge Partners


AEG Trinity College


New South Wales