nib foundation donates $20,000 to KiwiHarvest to feed whānau impacted by Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle
To support the relief efforts from the devastating Auckland Anniversary weekend floods and Cyclone Gabrielle, nib foundation is donating $20,000 to Aotearoa’s largest food rescue organisation, KiwiHarvest.
KiwiHarvest redistributes excess kai to feed people in our most vulnerable communities, addressing New Zealand's dual issues of food insecurity and food waste.
In the aftermath of the weather disasters, some of the hardest hit regions included those where many local fruit and vegetable growers are based. The lost crops have resulted in less produce coming through KiwiHarvest’s doors at a time when people desperately need it.
Our donation will enable KiwiHarvest to address this loss and purchase approximately 10,000 kgs of fresh produce, such as potatoes, carrots, onions and kumara. This is approximately 57,142 servings of fresh produce going to New Zealanders in need, via the hard-working front-line food hubs.
nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe, said nib is proud to support KiwiHarvest to contribute to the recovery from New Zealand’s devastating disasters.
“We’re proud to back such important mahi and enable KiwiHarvest to support the communities that have been severely impacted by these disasters,” Ms Tribe said.
Since the immediate aftermath of the disasters, the KiwiHarvest team have been working tirelessly to help those who were displaced, rescuing and cleaning contaminated food from supermarkets via their new NZ Food Safety protocol, and managing all of the surplus stock across their five nationwide branches.
“The rest of our donation will go towards covering the additional operational and administrative costs that the organisation has incurred,” Ms Tribe added
Last year, we also donated $10,000 to KiwiHarvest to celebrate nib New Zealand’s 10th birthday. We’re proud to back this amazing organisation again and support the better health and wellbeing of New Zealanders in time of need.
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