Where possible Foodstuffs supermarkets donate food which is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell. Stores support a variety of organisations in local communities such as food banks, school and community groups, and the growing number of dedicated food rescue organisations.
Our partners include KiwiHarvest, Auckland City Mission, Good Neighbour, Kaivolution, Just Zilch, Kiwi Community Assistance, Kaibosh, Satisfy Food Rescue, and FoodShare.
These organisations ensure rescued food reaches the people in our communities who have the greatest need.
Types of food donated vary depending on what each store has available and the recipient organisation’s requirements and capabilities. Examples include fresh produce, bakery products, meat, dairy and tinned goods.
The average store rescues 1.4 tonnes of food a month.
Around half of all New World and PAK’nSAVE stores are part of Foodstuffs’ waste minimisation programme. Most of these stores donate food, and in the twelve months to September 2016 they donated the equivalent of 2.2 millionmeals across New Zealand.
Martin Andrews from Kaibosh collecting rescued food from Richard Drakeford at PAK’nSAVE Kilbirnie