Environment / Stories of Empowerment
KiwiHarvest Turning waste into a feast
Food waste is a big problem. But excess food can be put to good use. The team at KiwiHarvest rescue quality food from supermarkets, hotels and restaurants that would otherwise go to waste. The ingredients are then used to make healthy meals for people in need. The work done at KiwiHarvest aligns with our own commitment to support environmentally conscious and community-driven initiatives.
To show our support for the progress, employees from our Wellington office volunteered with “Cooking for a Cause”. Most recently, a team of 31 volunteers, three chefs and three KiwiHarvest crew prepared food from scratch, cooking over 100 nutritious meals —including vegetable soup, German pasta with meatballs and apple and parsnip torte — all created from rescued ingredients. We learnt more about food waste, food vulnerability and the role that KiwiHarvest plays in the community.
An educational and highly rewarding experience. We delivered the meals to the Ronald McDonald House, a charity which provides a free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in a hospital.
“The Wellington team had a great time in the kitchen helping to cook more than 100 tasty and nutritious meals from rescued food. It was especially satisfying to deliver the meals to Ronald McDonald House and the Wellington City Mission and see how much our efforts were appreciated by those in need.”
Jane Holland, Senior Manager,