Kaibosh is New Zealand’s first dedicated food rescue organisation.

Our kaupapa draws on commonsense. Plenty of food that’s good enough to eat, but not good enough to sell, is needlessly disposed of every day. We rescue this food from retailers and redistribute it to community organisations in Wellington that work with people in need. This is good for our community, good for the environment and good for businesses who work with sustainability and social justice values in mind.


Our Vision

Zero food poverty. Zero food waste. We want to see a Wellington where quality, usable food is not needlessly thrown away and where nobody goes without good food. To achieve this goal, we need your help.


How much food have we rescued?

845,010 meals
/ 295,753 kgs

have been rescued from reaching landfill and redistributed to where it’s needed most in the Wellington community, since Kaibosh began in August 2008.*

Of that amount,
130,426 kgs
was rescued and redistributed in the past 12 months:
food tonnes

* Note: The calculation of meal numbers assumes an average weight of 350 grams per meal.


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