Donate Bulk Food

We make it easy for businesses to do the right thing with surplus

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.

Expand your reach when giving back

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

Surplus stock

  • Over forecast
  • Short-dated stock
  • Damaged stock
  • Cancelled orders


  • Errors in labelling
  • Packaging removal
  • Re-packing stock

1. Identify

Let us know what food is available. Surplus stock or intentional giving.

2. Connect

One point of contact to arrange for delivery and if not possible we will work with you to retrieve.

3. Impact

Your one donation has the power to ripple across the country, reaching numerous communities through our vast network.

Working with NZFN has benefits...
  • 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.


How to donate food:
  • You can send us an email to telling us what you have to donate or fill in the adjacent form and we will come back to you.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please call our team on 0800 366 369

Bulk food donation form

If you have any questions or would like further information, please call our team on 0800 366 369

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    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.