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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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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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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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