What we'll do
Each fortnight, our team meet at the Adelaide Central Market to visit about 20 local traders at the end of their Saturday trade, to collect unsold food products these generous businesses donate, rather than throwing it in the bin.
We have been visiting these traders since 2010, and have collected well in excess of $100,000 worth of fresh produce, meat and smallgoods, which we then deliver to 4 local Adelaide Homeless support groups, including the Salvos; Anglicare; Centacare and St Vincent De Paul.
Collections last for about 2.5 hours. Often including time for a cup of coffee together :-)
The day is not overly strenuous and no long distance walking is required. Anyone is welcome to join in with collections. We run a roster of people to ensure that no individuals feel compelled to come every fortnight. But you might like to just try it out ONCE to see what you think. That's just fine for us! We'd love to see you.
You can contact our Project Managers if you'd like to know more or need to get in contact fast on the day:-
1) Cathy on[masked]) Henry on[masked]) Xiu on[masked]
• What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Preferably closed shoes for protection incase you drop a pineapple on your foot! Walking and talking is thirsty work - so a water bottle is also important to keep hydrated.
• Important to know
By working with the members of Rotary Adelaide West Club, it is important to note that you will NOT be pressured to become a full member of the Club. We have many 'friends' of Rotary that help our Club with various community support projects just like this.
INSURANCE is very comprehensive within Rotary. As an official, registered project of our Club, you are covered incase of any mishap that might happen, regardless of whether you are a member of the Club or not.