Rescuing Food, Feeding People
FoodShare collects excess fresh and frozen food from donor businesses (markets, cafes, bakeries etc), then sorts and distributes it to social service agencies.
This allows us to achieve our twin aims of feeding the hungry and reducing food wastage.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we neither buy nor charge donors for the food; nor do we charge the agencies to which we deliver. All our work is undertaken by volunteers.
Watch to our Founder and CEO Deborah Manning discuss FoodShare on local TV http://www.dunedintv.co.nz/node/97554
The food wastage problem
While New Zealand households throw away $751 million worth of food a year, many members of our community – including children – regularly go hungry. Up to 10% of Kiwis have little or no access to nutritious food, a statistic we find horrifying. And so, we decided to do something about it.
We are grateful for the support of the Lottery Grants Board