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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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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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Nov 23

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Learn about Kaibosh – in 1 minute!

All about Kaibosh Got a minute? Watch our video to learn about Kaibosh and food rescue!

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Woman holding box of produce stands in front of a Kaibosh food rescue van next to crates of milk bottles.

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Oct 23

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15 Years of Food Rescue – Media Release

Kaibosh Food Rescue is 15 – serving the community since 2008 Media Release – 3 October 2023 Getting good food to people, instead of going to landfill just makes sense. That’s what Kaibosh Food Rescue has been doing since 2008. Kaibosh turns 15 in October, and since starting up has rescued and re-distributed an astounding 3.5 million kgs of surplus food, which equates to more than 10 million meals worth of kai getting to people via their network of hard-working community groups. Susie Robertson, CE/Kaiarahi of Kaibosh since June 2023, says “the work Kaibosh does is so tangible – every day I get to witness so much rescued healthy and nutritious food going out to our partner charities who then distribute it to those suffering from food insecurity. I am so grateful to the food donors, the staff, the volunteers, our community partners, and our funders who help us keep the wheels turning at Kaibosh day in and day out.”

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Jul 23

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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.            

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May 23

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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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community fruit peaches

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Dec 22

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Celebrating ten years of Community Fruit Wellington

Rescuing backyard fruit since 2012 How many different fruit trees are hidden away in Wellington backyards? The fruit pickers of Community Fruit Wellington might be the best people to ask – they’ve been rescuing backyard fruit since 2012.  “Walking past on the streets, you wouldn’t know what is at the back of properties… hidden treasures that are locked away that we get the privilege of discovering and sharing in the bounty,” says Manuela Fletcher, Community Fruit Wellington.  “There is so much fruit, beautiful fruit – organic. It’s unloved, unused, unwanted, going to waste. There is no need for that when so many people are in need of help.” 

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