IHG have announced a national partnership with OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity.
The partnership has been aptly named ‘Awesome Partnership’ kicked off at the start of September to coincide with IHG’s annual Giving for Good Month. It will see the two organisations team up over the next two years to tackle the minimilisation of waste and hospitality skills training to help those in need.
By supporting the charity, IHG will prevent good food from Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders going to waste and will use it to feed hungry Australian’s via a network of charities across the country. The initiative will shrink food wastage and will provide nutritious meals to those in need and reduce the negative impact on the environment by lightening the load on landfill.
Additionally IHG will sponsor at least ten at risk 16 to 25 year olds to earn a Certificate II or III in Hospitality through the OzHarvest Nourish program.
The reason why IHG have partnered with OzHarvest is because we all have an important role in contributing to a sustainable future. We started this a few months ago with our global ‘A Greener Stay’ program. In exchange for IHG Rewards Club points, guests are welcomed to opt out of housekeeping. Last year we removed plastic straws from our hotel and restaurant, and this is only the start.
How you can support OZHarvest
At Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders there are two ways that you can support OzHarvest.
The first way is through the Dollar Diners program. Did you know that for every $1 donated that 2 meals are given to people in need?
Small changes make a big difference. All you need to do is donate $1 to OzHarvest and add it to your final bill. We will look after the rest.
The second way is through buying a $3.00 raffle ticket at Sirocco Restaurant and you will go into the draw to win a 2 night stay with us plus breakfast. This is valid for a stay in 2020.
The prize will be drawn on Wednesday the 18th of December 2019. The prize will be valid for 6 months from the time of draw and blackout dates do apply.