Help in a small way at Christmas

Help in a small way at Christmas

 

BEFORE Harvest Hub donation to Ivanhoe

BEFORE Harvest Hub donation to Ivanhoe

Let’s help the Salvos give the people of Ivanhoe a great Christmas

Read about The Ivanhoe story….read more

Ivanhoe is a Housing Estate with around 600 people – one of the largest in Sydney. It has had a chequered past, with “with high rates of crime, violence, property damage and drug related crime”. It’s located near Macquarie University – on our back doorstep.

That all began to change with the Salvos moving in in 2001. They have worked tirelessly to rebuild the community, and although many residents are still doing it tough, there is a strong sense of community spirit.

After delivery Ivanhoe

After delivery Ivanhoe

Over the past few months, Harvest Hub has been delivering excess produce to Ivanhoe twice a week. Nathan and Karen Moulds from the Salvos, who live on the estate, put out tables, we put on the fruit and veg, and within a couple of hours it’s gone!

Every year, the neighbouring Macquarie University is putting on a jolly good Christmas dinner for the residents of Ivanhoe. Overseen by Executive Chef Peter Brewty and cooked in the University’s commercial kitchens, the meal has become an institution.

And this year, Harvest Hub is joining forces – by supplying the fresh produce to Peter’s team at no cost, but also by raising funds to buy toys for the many children in Ivanhoe. And we’d love you to help!

How can you help?

You can help by doing one or more of the following:

  1. Make a straight donation through the normal Harvest Hub order page.       Under the Weekly Specials, as well as under the Community section (bottom of the order page)
  2. Donate your bag in the week(s) you’re away. Rather than cancelling your order, leave it in place and send an email to info@harvesthub.com.au letting us know you’d like to donate the order.  Your order will not be packed and delivered – but rather, the order value is used to fund the Christmas Eve dinner and kid’s toys
  3. Buy a real Duffy’s Forest Christmas tree (home delivered w/c 8 December), and $5 of the purchase price will be donated to Salvos Ivanhoe
  4. Buy a Christmas Ham, Turkey or Tiger Prawns (for delivery w/c 22 December to your Hub), and $2.50 of the purchase price will be donated to Salvos Ivanhoe
  5. Spend $60 or more for your Christmas order (w/c 22 December), and 2.5% of the total order will be donated to Salvos Ivanhoe.

Remember, Harvest Hub will continue deliveries during the Christmas and New Year weeks, but all deliveries will be compressed into Tuesday and Wednesday of both weeks. More information about changed order and pick-up days/times will be made available next week.

And don’t forget: 2.5% of every dollar you spend with Harvest Hub between 24 November and 20 December will be credited against your Christmas order. For example, if you spend on average $75 per week over the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, we’ll credit your Christmas order by $7.50. This will be done automatically.

Salvos Ivanhoe

Salvos Ivanhoe

Salvos Ivanhoe Nathan

As a Harvest Hub member you are part of a greater mission to support local growers, encourage growing with integrity, a giveback program to community members, reducing waste and part of the Harvest Hub Rethink movement.

The Rethink program is a Harvest Hub initiative and integral in the concept of our Communities – Farmer, Hub member and our surrounding community. In association with Love Food Hate Waste, the Crunch and Sip program, Macquarie Univeristy Sustainability, UWS Open Innovation program Harvest Hub encourage members to consider how we make purchase choices, looking at ways to reducing packaging, recycling, and as a group actively engaged in taking opportunities to educate others about our food management systems.

Every week a Harvest Hub member knows that nothing is wasted. The simple ordering system where you can adapt a bag means that a Harvest Hub member knows that the broken produce goes to Ozharvest who then in turn send it to groups to cook it up.

There is another way we reach out to community groups by dropping off produce left over after the daily divvy and produce markets to local community groups. Amongst these are the Macquarie Ivanhoe Salvos.

Salvos IvanhoeAt Ivanhoe is a community House run by Nathan and his wife Moulds – it is an open house. They daily run workshops, gatherings and a drop- in centre. The Harvest Hub produce from the Macquarie Saturday market they share with over 600 residents living under quite financially challenging times. So Harvest Hub members are able to contribute directly to this community and support them in providing a sensible way to reduce waste.