- Globally an estimated one third of all the food we produce is lost or wasted between farm and fork each year. That’s 1.3 billion tonnes of food that is never eaten.
- 9% of New Zealand’s biogenic methane emissions and 4% of our total greenhouse gas emissions are from food and organic waste. Reducing food waste helps lower our greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions in the food production process, as well as emissions from the decomposition of food waste in landfill.
- One in five children in New Zealand live in households experiencing moderate to severe food insecurity. Redistributing good quality, surplus food to those who need it can have a positive impact on food security and community resilience. Business and households can save money, through better resource efficiency and planning.
The impact that our donors have in thecommunity...
Kai With Love would not have been able to supply the quantity nor the quality of support these past 3 years had it not been for the amazing product and service we have received from NZFN. Recipients are increasingly amazed and delighted with the quality and variety, particularly meat, veg and dairy… it has literally changed lives for some of our most vulnerable recipients, especially single parent households and seniors. We are very grateful to your organisation for making this resource possible. God bless you all.
There is more desperation for food now as the rising cost of living has put a lot of pressure on our already vulnerable families here is the South Waikato Area. The organisations we work with are now receiving more and more requests for support for Food.
Without receiving food from NZFN we would find it really hard. Becoming a Food Hub has changed how our organisation is run and allows us to spend much needed funding elsewhere. The stock supplied is usually of good quality and being topped up over COVID was a huge blessing. Being able to be a part of food rescue is important to us, and our clients are overwhelmed with what they receive sometimes, especially the fresh produce from NZFN. The staff are always friendly, helpful and responsive to our needs.
Without your support our Foodbank would not be able to meet the demand. We appreciate your on-going help. Thank you so much.
IN THE NEWS
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The New Zealand Food Network (NZFN) wants to establish a national platform that can estimate surplus produce each year and...
A bi-annual survey of food support agencies across the country found the demand for food has drastically increased since the...
In recognition of the increasing demand for food support and the critical work carried out by the New Zealand Food Network...
Check out these resources to find out more about how NZFN is working to improve food security in New Zealand and get bulk surplus food to where it’s needed most.
FROM HUBS & DONORS
Find out more about our current partnerships with Food Hubs and Food Donors right across New Zealand.