Kaibosh is a charity that goes to local businesses (Cafes, supermarkets and the like) and takes their unwanted food, sorts through it and then donates it to local homeless shelters. What this means is not only are we getting rid of loads of unnecessary waste by throwing out perfectly good food, we are also feeding and helping the more unfortunate people in our community.
Kaibosh was founded in 2008, and started with a couple collecting food from Wishbone, storing it in their fridge overnight before donating it the next day to the local womans refuge. Now it has grown to having over 100 volunteers, who deliver 10,000kgs of quality, unwanted food each month to local community groups that support those people that are in need. This is the equivalent to 28,500 meals and a reduction in carbon emissions of 7,785kg.
The Food Rescue Hero club is a way to give back to the amazing people that donate to Kaibosh. They have teamed up with a bunch of local charities to offer discounts and deals to their club members. Also, when you first sign up to start donating you get a welcome pack which includes an Ideal Cup, a bag of Peoples Coffee and some chocolate from Wellington Chocolate Factory. To find out more, go to www.kaibosh.org.nz/food-rescue-heroes.
If you want any more information visit www.kaibosh.org.nz