Matt Dagger stops by to chat with Maggie about Kaibosh food rescue!

Operating in Wellington, the Hutt Valley, Kāpiti and Horowhenua, Kaibosh is New Zealand’s first food rescue organisation.

We link the food industry with community groups that support people in need ensuring that quality surplus food reaches those who are struggling rather than being needlessly discarded. This benefits both our community and our environment.

Kaibosh has three branches in Wellington City, Lower Hutt and Paraparaumu. With the help of a dedicated team of more than 250 volunteers, we rescue and sort food seven days a week. We redistribute up to 60,000kg of quality surplus food each month to charities and community groups that support people in need. This is the equivalent of 171,429 meals provided to those who need it most, as well as a 17,940kg reduction in carbon emissions.

Kaibosh provides this service at no cost to food donors, charities or community groups.

Kaibosh won the Community Impact and Mega Efficiency Impact categories of the 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, and was the Supreme Winner of the 2012 Trustpower National Community Awards – all honours which have gone a long way towards raising the profile not only of Kaibosh, but of food rescue in New Zealand.