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Jul 24

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Kaibosh Board of Trustees vacancies

Join our Board of Trustees Kaibosh is looking for some new Trustees to join the board on the next stage in our organisation’s journey. We are interested in applications from people who live in or have a strong connection to Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Te Awakairangi or Kāpiti, to help reflect our growing regional footprint.

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Jul 24

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Kai Communities – a student short film

New short film brings spotlight to Kaibosh & The Petone Depot A team of four local Massey University Screen Arts students created an awesome short-film project profiling our Pito-one Kitchen Coordinator, Ange Holtslag! Kaibosh loves collaborating with young people and supporting creative ideas, so it was a no-brainer for us to work with these budding filmmakers. They nailed the brief and were a breeze to work with, involving us closely throughout the production and review process. The important role Kaibosh plays is an underlying theme throughout the piece, as “…a connector between food that’s going to waste and helping it safely get to the people who need it.” 

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Jul 24

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Pito-one Kitchen is cookin’

Update from our Kitchen in Pito-one We’ve been busy at work in the Kaibosh Kitchen whipping up innovative ways to make the most of our rescued kai! By developing recipes to transform food nearing the end of its life, we’re able to create healthy and delicious kai for the community, including stocks, sauces, pickles, jams, preserves, baking and more. These tasty treats are so handy to grab from the pantry and jazz up a meal with added protein or carbs, to make a full meals. We’ve received plenty of encouraging feedback from our food recipients so far.

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Jun 24

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National Volunteer Week 2024

It’s time to celebrate the collective contribution of the millions of volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week is ‘Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together’. Volunteering weaves us together, strengthening the fabric of our community. Volunteering is a powerful movement. When we volunteer our time, skills and energy, we show we care for our communities.  Let’s celebrate the diversity of volunteers and volunteering, mahi aroha and social action in Aotearoa. Read on for more about the collective impact made by volunteers at Kaibosh!

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May 24

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Share your food superhero & win!

Who is your superhero? Tell us who your food superhero is and be in to win an amazing foodie prize! Enter our Instagram competition this month to show your support for our annual fundraising appeal, Give a Meal in May.

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Jan 24

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Kaibosh has a kitchen!

This project has been simmering over recent months. Inside our largest food rescue hub in Pito-one, we have created a new cooking zone! Kai cooked at Kaibosh will use ‘second-sort’ rescued produce which can’t be distributed to the community as is. It’s the boxes of slightly squishy tomatoes, damaged vegetables, or bruised fruit – often it’s seasonal surplus that just needs a little TLC to be edible. Instead of being sent off to compost or to feed animals, we can now turn this food into nutritious, safe and delicious kai to distribute to our partner charities. Feeding people first!

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Dec 23

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Blue Zones and purple carrots inspire this Kaibosh volunteer

We’re sharing stories about some of the amazing people who contribute to our collective mahi – the Humans of Kaibosh. Volunteering inspired by Blue Zones and purple carrots – by Louise Hammersley Andy says he volunteers at Kaibosh to ‘keep out of trouble’. But, behind the smile and banter is a drive to give back and connect with community, inspired by people who live in ‘Blue Zones’… Read on to be inspired yourself.

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Dec 23

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Volunteers needed January 2024

Can you volunteer for Kaibosh in Wellington City this Summer? We’re needing a few more people to help us as Food Sorting Volunteers in the first half of January, in Pōneke. Get your steps up while giving back to your community – no need for the gym! 😎 Between 3-14 January many of our regular volunteers will be away, so we need help with the daily Food Sorting shifts. If you’ll be sticking around in Wellington for part of summer, come and lend a hand at Kaibosh. We’re a friendly bunch and play good tunes while we food sort. Bring your playlist to share with us!

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Nov 23

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Hutt volunteers do it for community & the planet

Meet the Humans of Kaibosh – stories about the amazing people who contribute to our collective mahi! Hutt Tuesday Food Sort Team – “Is this broccoli dead or alive?” – by Louise Hammersley. Every Tuesday, a team of five Lower Hutt residents gather at Kaibosh’s Hutt Valley depot in Petone, rolling up their sleeves to sort up to 1 tonne of surplus food which has been rescued that morning. “Sometimes you see very strange combinations of things and it’s like a MasterChef mystery box!” This efficient team have become great friends and include two of our original Hutt volunteers, our OG Kaibosh Hutt Valley crew.

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Collage of several photos of people at Kaibosh and partners, with boxes of rescued kai. Kaibosh logo at top of image.

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Nov 23

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Our Year in Review 2022-2023

The past year has been a year of consolidation for Kaibosh. For the second year running we were able to distribute over 2 million meals worth of good, rescued food to our communities in the Greater Wellington Region. After the trials of COVID-19, it has been great to be able to focus on business as usual getting good food to those who need it, with far fewer distractions and disruptions seen in previous years. Our team have been working hard to be innovative in finding new types of food donors and looking for new streams of funding to ensure we can continue to meet the needs of our community.

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