Sharing knowledge and nutritious kai
Now, Kaibosh has three branches open across Wellington, redistributing 60 tonnes of surplus food each month. They support over 130 charities and organisations with the goal of ‘Zero food poverty. Zero food waste’.
To date they have provided more than 7 million meals and have contributed to reducing carbon emissions by over 750,000kg.
“The food we provide is good quality and nutritious. Over 70 percent of the food we give out is fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat. Those are the high-cost foods that drop off people’s shopping list.”
Kaibosh has also played an important part in the COVID-19 response.
“During the pandemic, people were on a knife’s edge and couldn’t access food the way they used to – everyone realised this was going on so we had incredible donations from businesses and communities,” says Matt.
“We’ve gone from being a small grass roots organisation to being a part of the national response for the pandemic. We’ve still kept our grass roots flavour, working with small local businesses and Government organisations. That’s what I’m proud of.”