Organisation Category: Health Care & Social Assistance
Put simply, we collect good food before it goes to waste and get it to those in need.
KiwiHarvest reduces the negative impacts of food waste on our environment by redistributing excess food; helping to create lasting positive social change by nourishing those in need.
New Zealand produces enough food to feed 20 million people, yet every day tonnes are thrown out, and most of it is perfectly edible.
We partner with over 290 food businesses across the country including food growers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retails food businesses to rescue good food that is not able to be sold, but is still perfectly good to eat.
Food is so often the starting point for social agencies working with their clients to break the cycle of need. Having KiwiHarvest deliver rescued food allows these agencies to concentrate on tackling the issues they’re working on, and re-focus their funding on programs to help their clients.
The high quality, fresh food we provide offers more nutrition than the usual canned and dry goods, filling a gap for so many who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.
The difference we make adds up to some big changes, and clearly impacts environmentally, socially and economically.
- Good Food
- Towards Zero Waste
Every month we save up to 100,000kgs of good food from going to landfill, the equivalent of 285,700 meals that are delivered to people who are struggling.
Listing last updated 30/10/2017