• Food being delivered to Kaitahi Bayswater Community Birthday Dinner by KiwiHarvest Volunteers.
  • KiwiHarvest North Shore Vehicle
  • Attendees from 1st Birthday celebrate.
  • Rescue food served at Kaitahi Bayswater Community Dinner - fit for royalty.
  • Birthday Cake by local Kaitahi Bayswater dinner attendee - Maddy.

KiwiHarvest North Shore and 175,000 meals!

KiwiHarvest North Shore began rescuing food and delivering goodness to North Shore charities in May 2017. Since then KiwiHarvest North Shore – as at the end of September – collected in excess of 61,000 kgs of food which represents over 175,000 meals.

KiwiHarvest North Shore currently has 16 generous businesses that donate food on a weekly basis. This is picked up by volunteers on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and delivered to 25 local organisations. Food is delivered from Devonport to Orewa and is made possible due to using a van donated by Rotary organisations on the North Shore.

Previously all this food would have been dumped into landfill.

KiwiHarvest North Shore recently celebrated with one of its many food recipients. It’s always great to be part of seeing the benefits of what value KiwiHarvest contribute to the local North Shore community.

Kaitahi Bayswater celebrated their 1st Birthday in September. Every month Kaitahi Bayswater host a Community Dinner and the meal is mostly created by food supplied and rescued by KiwiHarvest North Shore.

Meal preparation is done by teams of local people, volunteering in shifts through the day of the dinner. To date Kaitahi Bayswater have put on around 1,350 dinners and have saved approximately 3,000 kgs of food from landfill.

Kaitahi Bayswater also have a take home sharing table so any excess food that isn't used in the preparation of meals is shared with their guests.

KiwiHarvest North Shore would like to acknowledge their many ‘champions” for their amazing support to allow this to continue - Albany Pak n Save; Benefitz; New World Milford; New World Devonport; Little & Friday; Countdown Takapuna; New World Birkenhead; Dairy Flat Bakery; Weiti Mushrooms; CarPro Milford; Amulet Construction; Takapuna North Rotary; Albany Rotary; Browns Bay Rotary; Northcote Rotary; Devonport Rotary.

If you would like to become a volunteer, sponsor, donate or become involved in a great charity then please email Janice Blomgren at KiwiHarvest North Shore - janice.blomgren@kiwiharvest.org.nz