Pitch In to Fill Eden Park

Our Impact

Food distributed
Meal equivalents
Co2-eq prevented
Food Hubs supported
People supported

*Total numbers since July 2020

NZFN was set up as one simple solution to two major issues:

1. good food ending up in landfill, and 2. the rising rate of food insecurity in New Zealand
Shot of NZFN warehouse with donated produce bins in the staging area and donated pallets filling the racking.

NZFN connects supply with demand preventing good food from going to landfill and redirecting it to communities who need it most, bringing bulk scale, efficiency and equity to the food rescue and relief sector.

In New Zealand, 1 in 5 children live in households without access to enough food. Meanwhile, approximately 103,000 tonnes of food waste is generated by the commercial sector every year. Our work relieves both of these issues and makes a positive impact on people and the environment.


Our Reach
Our partnering Food Hubs are located right across New Zealand
Click on the map to see how many Food Hubs there are in your region and for more details.

Distribution Centres

NZFN’s three centralised distribution centres receive, sort, and store donated and gifted food. Food is then sent across the country to our Food Hubs.

Auckland Northland Waikato Bay of Plenty Gisborne Hawkes Bay Taranaki Manawatu-Whanganui Wellington Marlborough Nelson West Coast Canterbury Otago Southland Distribution Centres


NZFN Food Hub, Te Pataka Blenheim, warehouse with staff in background.

Distribution Centres

NZFN staff working in front of NZFN delivery truck.

NZFN’s three centralised distribution centres receive, sort, and store donated and gifted food. Food is then sent across the country to our Food Hubs.

It's been said...

NZFN makes it easy for businesses to do the right thing

Throughout New Zealand, there are hundreds of food rescue organisations, iwi and charities working overtime to support those in need, as well as many generous food businesses trying to do the right thing with their surplus product.

Donating surplus food in bulk volume to local charities typically presents numerous logistical issues, often making it difficult to move stock quickly. Through a single point of contact, NZFN provides the solution for businesses with bulk surplus stock to get their food to where it’s needed most.

Our founding donors...


Our Stories

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.


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    Recent Highlights

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