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Some facts about the Food Rescue going on at Nourished for Nil

Updated: Mar 3, 2019

Here’s an update about the Food Rescue going on at Nourished for Nil.

Thanks to Brian our produce coordinator, who spends the better part of a 40 hour work week at our depot organising, picking up, sorting and bagging kindly donated produce, we keep some very accurate produce statistics for the six months we’ve been operating. We collect/receive imperfect but perfectly edible or surplus fruit and vegetables most days of the week.

People ask us where the food used to go before we became a drop-off point. Several things can happen. Produce can be turned back into the soil; it can be composted or left to rot, donated to other food services, fed to animals or end up in the landfill. We are so grateful to the producers who choose to support us so that we can pass it on to others. Indeed, composting is a good thing, so is feeding animals but ugly, oversized, too small, damaged produce STILL tastes good and is nutritious for humans!

So in June alone, we collected and redistributed $18,510 worth of produce or 6,630 kgs to the lovely people of Hawkes Bay!! That’s an awful lot of onions, potatoes, mandarins, pumpkin, etc. We would love to give special mention to our two BIGGEST ongoing produce donors – APATU FARMS and TRUE EARTH organics for trusting us with their surplus.

Come see for yourself every weekday from 4.30-5.30 pm as well as Thursday 10 - 11am for the 65+ community at 1004 Karamu Road North – Everyone Welcome!
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