Justin from Radio New Zealand joins us for a day in the van

Every year in New Zealand more than $800 million worth of good food goes to waste while families in need go without. At a time when lines for food banks seem to be growing longer, what can be done to help?

Auckland food rescue organisation KiwiHarvest thinks it has a solution. Each day its vans head out to bakeries and supermarkets across the Supercity where they load up on good, unused food before delivering it to 50 charity groups. The organisation has only been operating since February 2015 but has already delivered more the 270,000 meals made from what they describe as ‘fresh, high quality food’.

Spectrum producer Justin Gregory spent a day on the delivery route to find out how much it is helping.

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