NZFN is the central connector for New Zealand businesses (producers, growers, manufacturers, wholesalers) to easily and efficiently move surplus food and essential items to where it is needed most.
Through NZFN, businesses who want to give back can connect more widely with communities across the nation.
Donated food is sorted and redistributed across our network of Food Hubs across NZ at no charge to donors or recipients. Where there is already a local relationship between Food Donors and local community charities, NZFN will maintain the volumes going to chosen charities, while enabling greater efficiency in the donation process.
Turning problems into positives
- Over forecast
- Short-dated stock
- Damaged stock
- Cancelled orders
- Errors in labelling
- Packaging removal
- Re-packing stock
- Single point of contact to make it easy when you have food to donate.
- Reducing costs – NZFN distributes your product to those in need at no cost to you or recipients. Plus, you’ll avoid costs of alternative waste management.
- Fulfill Corporate Social Responsibility targets.
- Join a network of leaders committed to improving food security.
- Reducing your business’s carbon footprint through minimising food waste.
- Volunteering opportunities to get hands-on and boost staff morale. Find out more about volunteering HERE!
- Receive impact reports, showing you the positive environmental and social impact your business is making.
- Promotional opportunities.
Bulk food donation form
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Partnering with the NZFN means we can continue to support our local communities to thrive, whilst also stream-lining our internal product donation process to minimise landfill and our impact on the environment
Having a consolidated approach to our donations enables us to be more efficient. The NZFN helps facilitate the process of getting our donations to individual charities and Foodbanks.
As an organisation we feel immensely proud to produce and market nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables to help feed Kiwis all over the country. It will take a coordinated and collaborative approach to address food insecurity in Aotearoa, and we’re proud to be partnering with the NZFN to help do this.
The vision of the leadership team at NZFN is an inspiration, and very much in tune with Sanitarium’s purpose since our company’s inception. We are delighted to work with NZFN to bring our nutritious food to many of the most vulnerable whānau in our communities. Connecting an incredible national network of volunteer organisations that reach into the community everyday is now possible through the dedicated and talented team at NZFN.
FROM HUBS & DONORS
Find out more about our current partnerships with Food Hubs and Food Donors right across New Zealand. Together, we're getting food to where it's needed most.
Primarily we accept food and beverage donations in bulk. However, we do also accept other essential items such as cleaning & personal hygiene products, sanitary products, toilet paper etc, to support NZ whanau.
Full Pallet sized quantities or more is preferred. However, we will also accept a half-pallet donation if that is what’s offered.
NZ Food Network’s service is free of charge to both our Food Donors and our Food Hubs. For donors, donating bulk product through NZFN can often provide a saving versus the cost of dumping.