3,518,050 kg

of food distributed


meals provided

932,270 kg

of carbon emission reduction

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Jul 23


10 million meals saved since 2008

Media release, Wellington, 22 June 2023: Kaibosh save 10 million meals from waste since 2008  Kaibosh has reached an incredible milestone – 10 million meals worth of kai have been provided to the community since New Zealand’s first food rescue started back in 2008.    Kaibosh’s new chief executive, Susie Robertson, says “volunteers are at the heart of this mahi – without them, this milestone could never have been achieved – they are an essential ingredient in this food rescue organisation”.  

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Jun 23


Scarcity & Abundance exhibition

Scarcity & Abundance A group exhibition of photography and mixed media at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street, 29 August – 7 September 2023. Scarcity & Abundance, a group exhibition by fine art and architecture students, reflects on the value we place on the resources of Papatūānuku. Over one-third of households in Aotearoa NZ are struggling to afford the necessities of food and shelter. This exhibition re-examines resource use and distribution, kai security and our urban communities who come together to support each other.               Kaibosh and The Free Store are partnering to support a group of students for a thought-provoking mixed media exhibition that turns the lens on food insecurity and urban scarcity in Pōneke. The Thistle Hall Community venue is activated as a welcoming place for all to view the art, meet the artists and our Kaibosh and Free Store communities. Hot drinks and soup provided free each day thanks to BGI, Wellington Timebank, The Free Store, Seeds to Feeds and Kaibosh. EVENTS Tuesday 29 August – Opening night & panel kōrero hosted by Kaibosh – 6-8pm Thursday 31 August – Poetry & creative night hosted by The Free Store – 6:30-8pm Friday 1 September – Picnics in Parks outside the Thistle Hall for coffee and conversation – 11:30am-1:30pm Whether you can pop in for a look, or stay for a while – we look forward to seeing you!                   ARTIST PROFILES Brianna Parkinson, who lives in Tāmaki Makaurau, explores the value we place on food resources in her photographs and sculptures. Her works in the exhibition include photographs capturing the mahi of two organisations involved in food rescue in Pōneke and more recent still-life photographs of rescued food. Parkinson holds a Certificate in Visual Arts from Massey University (Wellington) and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam Art School at Auckland University. Zoë Glentworth is a fifth-year architecture student at Victoria University of Wellington. She has volunteered at The Free Store since 2018. Through her mahi, she is exploring how generous public places can be created through co-design and co-creation with people from The Free Store. Zoë has completed an NZ L4 Te Reo Certificate at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (2021), a Diploma of Theology at Bishopdale College (2022), and runs a small business with her whānau called Zoë’s Kawakawa. Seth Haggard is an artist recently landed in Auckland from Newcastle, Australia; With a multidisciplinary practice spanning photography, video works, illustration, and text-based works. Creating work from a basis of radical subjectivity, his work examines class inequality, activism, police repression and modern living conditions. He graduated from the Newcastle Art School and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.  

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May 23


Give a Meal in May – 2023 videos feature our community

At Kaibosh we believe that by working together, we can create a world where everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food. Give a Meal in May and help us get good kai to people who need it most. Check out our latest series of short videos below, featuring some of ou partner community groups and volunteers. We’re working together to help alleviate food insecurity in our communities in the Greater Wellington Region. You can help us get more good kai to the community – Give a Meal in May and let’s make a difference together!

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