Rescuing Food.
Nourishing Communities.

It’s our belief that every New Zealander, especially our most vulnerable children and families, should have access to fresh, nutritious food. In March 2012, KiwiHarvest began delivering goodness to Dunedin’s charities, and we have been rescuing food in Auckland since 2015. Every month we deliver over 60,000kgs of food to 215 charities nationally.

Our work is already changing the fact that 103,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by New Zealand industry every year.

KiwiHarvest is here to create lasting positive change so that good food does not go to waste. Moreover, those that need nourishment will receive it. Our food rescue organisation is based on overseas best practice combined with years of hands-on experience and solid governance. We are resourceful, efficient and always seeking to improve.

Our Mission

Two Big Problems.
One Clever Solution.

Put simply, we collect good food before it goes to waste and get it to those in need.

KiwiHarvest reduces the negative impacts of food waste on our environment by redistributing excess food; helping to create lasting positive social change by nourishing those in need.

Thanks to the support of the Goodman Foundation we’ve been able to establish a solid base for our food rescue operations. We’ve got a considered set of expansion goals to further our mission over the next few years, and you can be a part of it!


Kilos of food saved


Meals Delivered


Recipient Charities


Carbon emission reduction

Measuring what matters

New Zealand produces enough food to feed 20 million people, yet every day tonnes are thrown out, and most of it is perfectly edible. Food is so often the starting point for social agencies working with their clients to break the cycle of need. Having KiwiHarvest deliver rescued food allows these agencies to concentrate on tackling the issues they’re working on, and re-focus their funding on programs to help their clients.

The high quality, fresh food we provide offers more nutrition than the usual canned and dry goods, filling a gap for so many who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.

The difference we make adds up to some big changes, and clearly impacts environmentally, socially and economically.