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Saturday 04 December 2021

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Lockdown drives spike in demand for food – NZFN 29th November 2021 /

Lockdown drives spike in demand for food – NZFN

Demand for food support has reached an all-time high following the outbreak of Covid-19 Delta variant in August 2021, says the New Zealand Food Network.


Record $150k start for Countdown, Sallies Xmas appeal 19th November 2021 /

Record $150k start for Countdown, Sallies Xmas appeal

A record $150,000 worth of food has been donated in the first week of this year’s Foodbank Project Christmas appeal.


Unilever’s Best Foods makes Pātaka Kai mayo pledge 18th November 2021 /

Unilever’s Best Foods makes Pātaka Kai mayo pledge

Unilever’s mayonnaise brand Best Foods has pledged its support for the open pantry initiative, Pātaka Kai, which sees surplus food or donations distributed across a network of 140 pantries in New Zealand.


HELL Pizza raises $70k for food charities 17th November 2021

HELL Pizza raises $70k for food charities

HELL Pizza has raised $70,000 to support 15 food rescue organisations around the country.


Pak’canSave returns, Foodstuffs to donate $100k 4th November 2021 /

Pak’canSave returns, Foodstuffs to donate $100k

Foodstuffs-owned Pak’nSave is running its Pak’canSave initiative for two weeks from 1st until the 14th November.


Help for Hospo distributes $60k to date 12th October 2021 /

Help for Hospo distributes $60k to date

The Help for Hospo fund is supporting hospitality workers in need, distributing privately donated funds to those needing additional help beyond the wage subsidy and other means.


Top food industry events postponed 28th September 2021 /

Top food industry events postponed

The gala dinner for Massey University’s New Zealand Food Awards and the Grocery Charity Ball have been pushed back due to the Delta outbreak.


Griffin’s adds Snax to Pink Ribbon range 22nd September 2021 /

Griffin’s adds Snax to Pink Ribbon range

The Griffins Food Company has added Snax Himalayan Pink Salt Crackers to its 2021 Pink Ribbon range.


Foodstuffs makes $320k worth of lockdown donations 30th August 2021 /

Foodstuffs makes $320k worth of lockdown donations

Foodstuffs is making a number of product donations.


Food Network calls for donations 23rd August 2021

Food Network calls for donations

The New Zealand Food Network is calling for food, hospitality and event businesses with significant food surplus set to go to waste to donate it for redistribution, following the extension on Friday of alert level 4 restrictions.


Applications open for new charitable trust funding 4th August 2021

Applications open for new charitable trust funding

The new MG Marketing Charitable Trust has launched to support the horticulture industry.


Meat the Need clocks up 408k meals 2nd August 2021

Meat the Need clocks up 408k meals

Charity Meat the Need has provided more than 408,783 meals from over 883 donations in just one year.


EnviroWaste joins NZ Food Network 28th July 2021

EnviroWaste joins NZ Food Network

The new partnership will see EnviroWaste working with its large food production clients to actively divert edible food to NZFN before processing any remaining food in a sustainable way.


Good Bunch goes bananas 26th July 2021

Good Bunch goes bananas

Grower co-operative MG Marketing and Dole New Zealand have donated more than four tonnes of bananas through their Good Bunch partnership to Salvation Army Foodbanks.


Pak’nSave launches inaugural can campaign, pledges $100k 29th June 2021 /

Pak’nSave launches inaugural can campaign, pledges $100k

Pak’nSave has launched a campaign to help deliver products and donations to community organisations feeding hungry families.


Food firms partner for Foodbank first 24th May 2021 /

Food firms partner for Foodbank first

Nestlé has partnered a dozen of New Zealand and Australia’s top food companies to create their first ever custom product for Foodbank.


SFF: Charity delivers 410k red meat meals 20th May 2021 /

SFF: Charity delivers 410k red meat meals

Meat the Need founding partner Silver Fern Farms says over 410,000 red meat meals have been delivered to food banks in the first year of the charity.


Foodstuffs, Griffin’s team up for $250k charity cookie campaign 30th April 2021

Foodstuffs, Griffin’s team up for $250k charity cookie campaign

Partners aim to raise $250k for Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand


Naked Locals pledges $60k, launches charity Local Heroes range 22nd April 2021 /

Naked Locals pledges $60k, launches charity Local Heroes range

The chilled soup brand is supporting three charities by donating 20 cents from the sale of each $5.99 packet.


NZ Food Network opens Christchurch centre 20th April 2021 /

NZ Food Network opens Christchurch centre

NZFN says the opening of the Christchurch operation would enable it to better serve the community.


Alliance helps raise $42k for Ronald McDonald House 9th April 2021 /

Alliance helps raise $42k for Ronald McDonald House

More than $42,000 was raised at Ronald McDonald House South Island’s Supper Club in Invercargill, in an event supported by Alliance Group.


Countdown to give portion of hot cross bun sales to KidsCan 31st March 2021 /

Countdown to give portion of hot cross bun sales to KidsCan

5c from every pack of hot cross buns sold was donated to KidsCan.


Kete Kai pays it forward with Easter hampers 25th March 2021 /

Kete Kai pays it forward with Easter hampers

Food delivery company Kete Kai will help give those in need Easter hampers designed by food writer and presenter Allyson Gofton.


City Mission opens new social supermarket 18th March 2021 /

City Mission opens new social supermarket

The new initiative enabled customers who needed food support to choose their own goods, as opposed to the traditional pre-selected food parcel model.


PAK’nSAVE Manukau to match food bank drive donations 9th March 2021 /

PAK’nSAVE Manukau to match food bank drive donations

PAK’nSAVE Manukau will match food bank drive donations benefitting Buttabean Motivation Food Bank.


Fruit & veg initiative schools up for 2021 9th December 2020

Fruit & veg initiative schools up for 2021

A state-funded initiative will see 26 million servings of fresh fruit and veges dished out at low decile school.


T&G Fresh branches out with charity launch 7th December 2020 /

T&G Fresh branches out with charity launch

Fairgrow aims to help get fresh products to Kiwis in need in the wake of Covid-19.


Air NZ donates over 920k food items to charity 3rd November 2020 /

Air NZ donates over 920k food items to charity

Air New Zealand’s reduced flight schedule meant there was surplus food goods.


Business leaders cook-off for City Mission 21st October 2020

Business leaders cook-off for City Mission

A bunch of Auckland business leaders are taking part in the third annual Auckland City Mission Cook-Off fundraiser.


Wattie’s donates 25k food cans to Salvation Army 20th October 2020

Wattie’s donates 25k food cans to Salvation Army

Wattie’s is partnering with The Salvation Army to help with its ongoing need for food parcels.


Charity urges Kiwis to waste less food 16th October 2020

Charity urges Kiwis to waste less food

KiwiHarvest is calling on New Zealanders to waste less and donate food to local organisations


Food rescuer eyes expansion as demand grows 15th October 2020

Food rescuer eyes expansion as demand grows

Kaibosh Food Rescue is moving to a larger facility.