Our Impact

Product distributed
Meal equivalents
Co2-eq prevented
Food hubs supported
People supported per month

*Total numbers since July 2020. A meal is calculated at 450g.

We can do better...
  • 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.

Jan - Jun 2023

NZFN Food Security Snapshot


increase in the demand for food support in the last 6 months


people receiving monthly food support through food hubs


of recipients seeking food support for the first time


of Food Hubs' overall food volumes are provided by NZFN (on average)

This is 80-100% of their stock for some recipients

3.15 / 5

Food Hubs current rating of ability to meet demand

View a PDF version of our Food Security Snapshot below

What some of our Food Hubs have said...


Recent Highlights

NZFN is making news. Here is the latest, hot off the press.

New Zealand Food Network aims to fill Eden Park with meals for Kiwis in need

Demand for food support increases by 20% between Jan-June 2023 compared to July-Dec 2022, survey finds  Aotearoa’s largest not-for-profit food supply...

The Orchadist magazine cover next to a photo of a surplus produce donation from Golden Bay Fruits

Gathering surplus produce for those in need

The New Zealand Food Network (NZFN) wants to establish a national platform that can estimate surplus produce each year and...

Food banks feeding 165% more people than before the pandemic began, new survey reveals

A bi-annual survey of food support agencies across the country found the demand for food has drastically increased since the...


Updates & Reports

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.

Annual Reports


Monthly Update


Our Stories

Find out more about our current partnerships with Food Hubs and Food Donors right across New Zealand.