It’s our birthday – join us to celebrate with community


Sep 23


Kaibosh turns 15 – Community Party & Open Days

Aotearoa’s first food rescue charity started back in 2008! In that time we’ve rescued and re-distributed over 10 million meals worth of good kai for the community. 

We’re planning a week of open days to mark our birthday between 14 and 20 October. Join us for a community party at one of our three sites in Pōneke on 14 October, Petone on the 18th and Paraparaumu on the 19th – full details below.

Can you give $15 for 15?

If you’re able to, please donate to help our important mahi at Kaibosh – making a difference for our communities and the environment.

Birthday Events

Kaibosh Wellington Birthday Event – Saturday 14 October 

After casting your vote in the General Election head over to Hopper Street for a community party with Kaibosh!

We’ll be celebrating with a sausage sizzle, giant birthday cake and DIY zero-waste drinks with rescued fruit on a smoothie-bike. Join us for fun, food and finding out about food rescue!

WHEN:  10am – 3pm, Saturday 14 October 2023
WHERE:  11 Hopper Street, Mount Cook, Wellington

Facebook event  | Eventfinda

Kaibosh Hutt Valley Open Day – Wednesday 18 October 

Our 15th celebrations will roll out to Te Awa Kairangi! A Volunteer team will be cooking in the morning, to showcase what we can do with second-sort ‘Kitchen Kai’ at Kaibosh – you can try it with community kai served from 12 o’clock.

We’d love to show you through our large Food Rescue Hub in Petone and meet more people from the Hutt community. So, please share the word.

WHEN: Wednesday 18 October, 9.30am – 3.30pm
WHERE: 4 Petone Avenue, Petone, Lower Hutt 

Facebook event

Kaibosh Kāpiti-Horowhenua Open Day – Thursday 19 October 

Swing on into Sheffield Street in Paraparaumu to meet our Kāpiti-Horowhenua team and learn about local food rescue on the Kāpiti Coast.

Soup made with upcycled veges served from 12 o’clock. And, a special linocut-printing activity is planned – so bring along an old t-shirt, tote bag or tea towel and have a go!

WHEN: Thursday 19 October 11am – 4pm
WHERE:  4D Sheffield Street, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti 

Facebook event

Kaibosh Wellington Open Day – Friday 20 October 

If you can’t make our Wellington event on the 14th, come along on the 20th to see behind the scenes as we rescue and sort food for distribution to our charities.

Find out how you can lend a hand as a volunteer. Or, bring in surplus home grown veges or fruit to donate for people who need it most in our communities.

WHEN: Friday 20 October, 11am – 2pm
WHERE: 11 Hopper Street, Mount Cook, Wellington