2021 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by MAS
Established 10 years ago, Fair Food is Auckland’s original food rescue charity. It provides a crucial service for businesses that care about reducing food waste. With the help of its volunteers, it provides nourishment to thousands of people every week.
In 2019 Fair Food redistributed 121 tonnes (345,714 meals) of surplus food. Responding to increased demand in 2020, its operations were radically scaled up to redistribute 143 tonnes (more than 400,000 meals) per month. In 2021, it is averaging 120,000 meals per month. The Trust partners with more than 50 community groups including women’s refuges, mental health agencies, refugee centres, teen parenting support groups and budgeting services. It also supports services for people sleeping rough and services that create community meals.
By diverting surplus food from the supply chain, Fair Food is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing nutritious food to those who need it most.