1 million kilos of food rescued & redistributed


Sep 18


Kaibosh Food Rescue has reached a massive milestone – 1 million kilograms of quality food rescued and redistributed since starting in 2008!

In August we hit the million mark. As a result, Kaibosh has reduced carbon emissions by 778,460kgs and provided 2.8 million meals worth of healthy, nutritious food to Wellingtonians in need in the last 10 years.

Kaibosh has been able to reach this milestone because of the generosity of incredible people, like you. Thank you to everyone who has supported us!

Kaibosh General Manager Matt Dagger says reaching a million kilograms is a significant event for Kaibosh. “From humble beginnings in a private kitchen ten years ago, Kaibosh has been swept along on a wave of incredible support from the Wellington and New Zealand public. This support has shown what can be achieved when many dedicated people join forces to achieve shared goals.”

Dagger says the milestone is a testament to the commitment of Kaibosh’s volunteers, funders, food donors and the many amazing charities they have the honour of working with.

“We’ve been successful because of the generosity of the wider Wellington community. Issues of food waste and food insecurity are still pertinent. We are calling on the Wellington community to help us rescue the next million.”

Help Kaibosh reach the next million, become a Food Rescue Hero!

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