A supermarket where shoppers pay what they feel like
Conscientious consumption always requires the contribution from both the suppliers and the consumers. OzHarvest Market in Australia takes the idea to a new level. Available on the shelves of its outlets are food and basic essentials, yet exactly what is being offered varies from day to day. This is due to the fact that all items are donated by shops, airlines, hotels, restaurants, corporations and other donors. Another point differentiating it from other supermarkets is that all items come without any price tag. Shoppers can buy what they need while paying whatever they feel like. “No people should feel any pressure just for paying for basic necessities,” explained Ronni Kahn, founder of OzHarvest. “Shoppers who are better off tend to pay normal or more and thus help balance the account. Every dollar we receive allows us to provide more meals to people in need." OzHarvest is now operating nation-wide, “rescuing” over 100 tonnes of food each week from over 3,000 food donors while supporting more than 1000 charities.