Go yellow for World Food Day to help feed those in need

The Gold Coast is being asked to swap Gold for Yellow on World Food Day next month to raise awareness and funds for Oz Harvest.

To help the organisation continue to feed people in need, Gold Coasters are being encouraged to wear a pop (or a lot) of yellow on Friday 16 October and to make a donation.

“This is our first year to Go Yellow for World Food Day, but our plan is to make it an annual event,” said Sally Anderson, Manager of Oz Harvest Gold Coast.


“For every $1 donation, Oz Harvest can create 2 meals to those suffering food insecurity so every little bit makes a significant impact.”

Oz Harvest is Australia’s leading food rescue charity and here on the Gold Coast, the small but incredible team collect up to 2.5 tonnes of quality, surplus food every single day.

They then distribute this food to over 60 local charities to help feed the city’s most vulnerable, while also diverting food waste from landfill.

“They really are the back bone for many of our City’s charities,” said Lou McGregor, Co-Director of Finding Yellow.

The local PR Agency co-created the concept for Go Yellow for World Food Day with Oz Harvest.

“This is an opportunity to shine a light on the incredible work Oz Harvest do and allow the community to be involved in a simple yet positive way.”

A number of local business have already committed to Go Yellow on 16 October, including Major Events Gold Coast, Body Science, Paradox Coffee, Gold Coast Isuzu, Tweed Heads Bowls Club, The Greater, Sustainable Schools Network, Oji Fibre Solutions, Somerset College, All Saints Anglican School and local politicians, Member for Surfers Paradise John-Paul Langbroek and Councillor Darren Taylor.

For more information and to get involved, visit events.ozharvest.org/go-yellow