27th June 2022 Charity
KiwiHarvest has partnered with Invercargill Prison to distribute fresh produce grown by inmates to communities across the Southland region.
Life Health Foods’ chilled soup brand Naked Locals has added a new charity set to receive donations from its Local Heroes soup initiative.
New World’s Family2Family Foodbank Appeal is back for 2022.
New Zealand’s largest food rescue organisation, KiwiHarvest, has distributed 7.5 million kgs of food to communities in need – the equivalent to 21.6 million meals – in the ten years since it was founded.
Foodstuffs is backing a Social Supermarket in Kaitaia, and is in talks with community partners in six other regions.
Behemoth Brewing Company is on track to raise more than $55,000 for the Red Cross after selling out of a limited edition Ukraine Heroes six-pack in less than two days.
Comvita has teamed up with Save the Kiwi in what it describes as a “significant sponsorship agreement” that will ultimately provide safe habitat for the iconic birds across the North Island.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand donated over $10,000 to the Vodafone Foundation/Redcross Pacific Tsunami Appeal on Give A Little.
New World and the Wellington City Mission’s free Social Supermarket in Newtown has seen 3,268 shoppers access essential items in its first full year of operating.
More than 10 million kilograms of food – totalling over 29 million meals – was rescued and distributed by agencies to send to people in need in the year to January, says the Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance.
Dunedin’s Alto Cafe has won $10,000 cash, as well as $5000 towards a new website, as part of a hospitality relief campaign.
Supermarket chain Countdown has pledged $25,000 into helping the LGBTQI+ support organisation Rainbow Youth.
Sanitarium has nominated South Auckland’s Koru School to receive 100% of funds from a Weet-Bix charity auction featuring limited edition Jonah Lomu merchandise.
World Pizza Day has a charitable feel for fast-food chain Domino’s.
KiwiHarvest Queenstown has launched a new Food Rescue Ride initiative, redistributing surplus food from local cafes and bakeries to those in need this holiday season.
Organic food producer Chantal Organics and Auckland bakery Bread & Butter have partnered to support Auckland City Mission’s efforts to help people this Christmas.
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.
A record $150,000 worth of food has been donated in the first week of this year’s Foodbank Project Christmas appeal.
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 has raised $70,000 to support 15 food rescue organisations around the country.
Foodstuffs-owned Pak’nSave is running its Pak’canSave initiative for two weeks from 1st until the 14th November.
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.
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.
The Griffins Food Company has added Snax Himalayan Pink Salt Crackers to its 2021 Pink Ribbon range.
Foodstuffs is making a number of product 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.
The new MG Marketing Charitable Trust has launched to support the horticulture industry.
Charity Meat the Need has provided more than 408,783 meals from over 883 donations in just one year.
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.
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 has launched a campaign to help deliver products and donations to community organisations feeding hungry families.
Nestlé has partnered a dozen of New Zealand and Australia’s top food companies to create their first ever custom product for Foodbank.
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.
Partners aim to raise $250k for Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand
The chilled soup brand is supporting three charities by donating 20 cents from the sale of each $5.99 packet.
NZFN says the opening of the Christchurch operation would enable it to better serve the community.
More than $42,000 was raised at Ronald McDonald House South Island’s Supper Club in Invercargill, in an event supported by Alliance Group.
5c from every pack of hot cross buns sold was donated to KidsCan.
Food delivery company Kete Kai will help give those in need Easter hampers designed by food writer and presenter Allyson Gofton.
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 will match food bank drive donations benefitting Buttabean Motivation Food Bank.
A state-funded initiative will see 26 million servings of fresh fruit and veges dished out at low decile school.
Fairgrow aims to help get fresh products to Kiwis in need in the wake of Covid-19.
Air New Zealand’s reduced flight schedule meant there was surplus food goods.
A bunch of Auckland business leaders are taking part in the third annual Auckland City Mission Cook-Off fundraiser.
Wattie’s is partnering with The Salvation Army to help with its ongoing need for food parcels.
KiwiHarvest is calling on New Zealanders to waste less and donate food to local organisations
Kaibosh Food Rescue is moving to a larger facility.