Our Impact

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

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

  • 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.

July - December 2023

NZFN Food Security Snapshot


increase in the demand for food support in 2023 compared to 2022


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

3.08 / 5

Food Hubs current rating of ability to meet demand

View a PDF version of our Food Security Snapshot below


Recent Highlights

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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.