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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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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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Oct 23

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Humans of Kaibosh – Pete & Steve

Meet the Humans of Kaibosh – stories from the amazing people who contribute to our collective mahi! Tuesday’s A Team – six years of friendship and good mahi – by Louise Hammersley. Steve and Pete are Kaibosh’s longest serving Food Rescue Driver and Volunteer Support team. They both joined Kaibosh in 2017 just over a month apart, working together now for six years and counting, going all over Wellington City for the food rescue run. Come along for the ride and check out their story and video!

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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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Sep 23

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

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.

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Six people stand near tables with boxes of fresh produce.

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Jun 23

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10 million meals saved since 2008

Media release, Wellington, 22 June 2023: Kaibosh save 10 million meals from waste since 2008  Kaibosh has reached an incredible milestone – 10 million meals worth of kai have been provided to the community since New Zealand’s first food rescue started back in 2008.    Kaibosh’s new chief executive, Susie Robertson, says “volunteers are at the heart of this mahi – without them, this milestone could never have been achieved – they are an essential ingredient in this food rescue organisation”.  

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